The actress Ellen Page is associated with the debate of Jussie Smollett, claiming that she had "no reason to doubt" of the star "Empire" who had been a victim of A crime motivated by hatred after making his charges.
In a column published in the Hollywood Reporter, Page, said the dispute over whether Smollett was organizing his own attack should not distract people from the "very real" violence that faces the LGBTQ community.
"While the media and the public are debating the matter and expecting more information, we must not lose sight of the very real endemic violence that LGBTQ + people face every day. of color and other underrepresented communities, "she wrote.
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"The conversation around Jussie Smollett led us all to examine hate violence, its consequences and its consequences. I had no reason to doubt Jussie.
Smollett, who is black and gay, said he was attacked by two men wearing Make America Great Again hats in Chicago at the end of January. He added that the suspects had uttered racist and homophobic insults during the attack.
As the investigation unfolded, the Chicago police claimed that new information led them to believe that Smollett had organized the attack to advance his career.
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Page, co-star of the Netflix series "Umbrella Academy", went on to say that if the allegations were true that Smollett would have organized the attack, it could further harm the LGBTQ community.
"If this situation were staged, victims could be even more reluctant to report these crimes. Very real crimes. "
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Page, who identifies as a gay and white cisgender woman, urged the public not to let a story distract him from the real "danger".
"The merits of a case must not and can not call that into question. Media coverage does not reflect the reality and the totality of the cruelty and danger we face. It's the story that needs to be told. "