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Jussie Smollet Came Out To Let Non-Straight People Know They’re Not Alone

Jussie-Smollett-and-Rafael-de-la-Fuente-in-Empire-Season-Premiere-150128-04It was a bigger deal to everyone than it was for me. But at the same time I do understand why it is something to talk about. I didn’t talk to Ellen so that people could, be like ‘oh my God, let’s see what Jussie does in his bedroom in his private life.’ But I did talk to her so that people understood that they’re not alone. That’s all.”

 

— Empire star Jussie Smollet discussing the impact of his in an interview with Variety