American actor Jussie Smollett has fought back at a homophobic comment he received, from a troll on Twitter this week.
The comment stemmed from a tweet written by Black Lives Matter activist Deray Mckesson, which read, “@JussieSmollett, you’re hilarious & it was great to hang yesterday and talk blackness, freedom, & the work”.
A Twitter user replied to the tweet, from the account @dethdealer74, saying, “@deray @JussieSmollett degay just sucked that guy off”. This sparked a lot of responses from other Twitter users, who criticised the troll for his unnecessary, homophobic comment.
Jussie Smollett also tweeted a response of his own, and he didn’t hold back. The tweet read, “No he didn’t. But ya daddy did right after I dropped @deray off. Gotta hit him and make sure his throat is ok”.
It isn’t the first time the Empire actor has responded to comments of a homophobic nature on the social media platform.
After appearing in a gay sex scene in May and receiving an abundance of unhappy tweets about its screening, Jussie sent out a tweet directed at any Twitter users who had an issue. He posted a picture of himself with singer Alicia Keys and wrote, “What is this gay sheeeeit? #empire #JustRelax #ItsOverNow #ShhShhShhShhShh”.
Both of Jussie’s responses received a lot of support on Twitter, particularly his most recent, which was ‘liked’ over 4,000 times.