Don Lemon says he texts Jussie Smollett every day – AOL

Don Lemon is supporting Jussie Smollett.

The Fifty two-twelve months-passe CNN anchor stopped by essentially the most up-to-date episode of Red Table Discuss and discussed the sleek homophobic and racist attack against the Empire well-known particular person, in which, per a source, two men started yelling racial and homophobic slurs at Smollett sooner than time and once more hitting him. The boys then poured a substance on him — believed to be bleach, per the source — and with out a doubt one of many attackers assign a rope around his neck. 

“My preliminary reaction became once sadness. I wasn’t insecure. I didn’t esteem that it came about to him,” Lemon, who got here out publicly in 2011, said. “I called him because we have got mutual friends. I bought the buddy on the phone, the buddy talked to me for a minute. The buddy goes, ‘Jussie’s here seeing the doctor.’ And I talked to Jussie for a minute after which he said, ‘I gotta inch, the doctor’s here.’ And it correct made me unhappy.”

Lemon has remained singularly targeted on Smollett’s well-being since the attack.

“Or no longer it has been reported this came about or that came about, but my main drawback is for him and for his well-being,” Lemon said. “… One, he has to deal with discrimination as a shaded man, then, on prime of that, he needs to be homosexual and he’s out. After which popularity.”

“Fame isn’t any longer pure. I create no longer have of us were supposed to be current,” he persisted. “… When something happens and or no longer it is controversial, each person appears to be like to be coming for you. And so I knew each person would possibly possibly presumably well be picking aside his sage. Or no longer it is no longer for me. That’s no longer my drawback. My drawback is for him.”

That drawback has led Lemon to register on Smollett on each day basis with textual convey messages.

“So on each day basis I say… ‘I do know you specialize in I’m anxious you, but I correct must know the kind probabilities are you’ll presumably well be doing. And that probabilities are you’ll presumably well be OK. And that at the same time as you occur to need somebody probabilities are you’ll presumably well be ready to hunt advice from me because there isn’t always any range of us accessible,'” Lemon revealed. “In most cases he responds, customarily he doesn’t. He spoke back and said, ‘You are no longer anxious.'”

Smollett’s attack is with out a doubt one of many issues of unhurried that is led Lemon to be panicked in his life as a homosexual shaded man.

“I’ve had wretchedness goal currently thanks to the political atmosphere. I safe loss of life threats… I even have security,” Lemon said. “All of these items that occur. Listen, we have continuously been divided ideologically, but there is something totally different occurring now.”

Sooner than essentially the most up-to-date Red Table Discuss episode, Jada Pinkett Smith, the prove’s host, instructed ET’s Kevin Frazier why she invited Lemon on the Facebook Gaze Sequence.

“Don [Lemon] is on this week, and with the total Jussie Smollett plan that has occurred, my mom and Willow and I were very attracted to the ride of being brazenly homosexual, shaded and male in The US,” she explained. “That’s a truly rapid listing, and the fully particular person I’ll possibly presumably well have of to bring to the table to chat about that ride is Don.”

“Don got here with so mighty wisdom and so mighty data, and he essentially enlightened me about what the ride is esteem and in a potential that I essentially didn’t safe or realize sooner than I talked to Don,” she persisted. “I hope of us which have relatives or have adolescence, families which would possibly possibly presumably well be fighting realizing be taught the formula to deal with a baby that is brazenly homosexual, or of us which would possibly possibly presumably well be attempting to favor out be taught the formula to chat about it, will review the prove.”


Celebrities react to violent attack on Jussie Smollett

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Sending scheme terminate to Jussie and the Smollett household after this horrific attack. We enhance you and pray that you just receive peace and justice.

DEAR GOD! Prayers and justice for Jussie Smollett.

This is heartbreaking and monstrous…please listen to what’s happening here. Sending all my scheme terminate to…

This is so awful. Sending scheme terminate to @JussieSmollett. 🙌🌈

Sending my admire and prayers to you @JussieSmollett . This is unacceptable and so they will be brought to justice.

I’m correct now listening to the knowledge in regards to the mindless detest attack on my #EMPiRE Nephew @JussieSmollett IM SO ANGRY AND…

This is horrific. What extra or much less country carry out we’re residing in.

I observed Jussie Smollett in Miami closing week. I will’t take into consideration this came about. It is a ways unhappy and disgusting and and deplorabl…

The reported detest attack on my buddy and brother, actor Jussie Smollett is sinister and rude. The guilty must face the utmost.

I’m pissed. Love you @JussieSmollett and your household.



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