Jussie Smollett Parents: ‘Hate Will Not Win’
Jussie Smollett is seen here attending The Trevor Project’s 2018 TrevorLIVE Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 02, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California – Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images North America.
Parents of Jussie Smollett, Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard have condemned the homophobic and racist attack on their on-screen son, according to a report by Justin Enriquez and David Lawrance for Dailymail.com .
The two Hollywood veterans used different avenues to come out in support of the 35-year-old Empire actor, Jussie Smollett, following Tuesday’s horrifying attack.
Taraji, 48, took to Instagram to share a video of the talented star singing with the lengthy caption: ‘I wish what happened to my baby was just one big bad joke but it wasn’t and we all feel his pain right now.
‘@jussiesmollett is pure love to the bone AND THAT IS WHY SO MANY ARE FEELING HIS PAIN BECAUSE IT IS OUR PAIN!!! I tell you one thing HATE WILL NOT WIN!!!! My baby is resilient and love still lives in him. The devil and his minions are very busy right now but one thing is for sure and two things are for certain #GODIS and that is all I know.’
As the clip she shared was from music video for song F.U.W. of Jussie Smollett, she also took time to promote his work as a musical artist.
She wrote: ‘This song needs to be downloaded until it goes triple platinum because the message is NEEDED. #weareresilientpeople AND #weaintgoingnowhereuntillwearefinished. The love so many have him just goes to show HE IS LOVE!!!! I LOVE YOU MY BABY MY BABY!!! #LOVEWINSALWAYS.’
Smollett’s on-screen father Terrence Howard appeared on Good Morning America on Wednesday as he said Jussie Smollett is ‘getting better… but angry.’
‘But I know Jussie. Jussie’s anger will dissipate and he will forgive these people for what they did,’ the 49-year-old actor said. ‘But he won’t, and we cannot, forget their actions.’