Monday, June 13, 2016

Jussie Smollett Responds To The Orlando Night Club Shooting

Early Sunday morning, Americans woke up to the sad news that a mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, had taken the lives of more than 50 people and left more than 50 others injured.

The shooting has been determined to be the deadliest mass shooting in United States history. Empire star Jussie Smollett responded to the Orlando shooting in an Instagram post and it's very touching. The shooting occurred at Pulse, a popular LGBTQ nightclub located in the Florida city.

Jussie Smollett Yazz Good People
Jussie Smollett Yazz Good People

Smollett posted a response early Sunday morning. He wrote in the caption:
"We the people have the power to make a change. We the people MUST make that change. With every slur we throw about so carelessly and every turned cheek we possess... These types of crimes will continue. When will we all realize that we are sisters and brothers in this struggle? Together."

In the post image itself, Smollett writes:
"I'm sitting here...desperately searching for words. Something useful or inspiring to say. Something that doesn't sound cliche or redundant. Forgive me. I haven't found them yet but my love and prayers are with my people and the families of my people. As pained as I am by this vicious attack...Nothing compares to the pain you are feeling now."

Read the entire post below.

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