Tyler Perry has finally spoken out following the arrest of 'Empire' actor, Jussie Smollett.

Via social media, Perry posted the following message:

“How I wish that the disappearance of Terrance Williams and Felipe Santos could get half as much attention as this Jussie Smollett thing.

“I have personally spoken to Jussie, and he is adamant that he’s telling the truth. Also, everyone that I know who knows him says that he is not the kind of person who would make up such a horrible and awful thing. Yet the evidence seems to state otherwise. I’m lost for words. To stoke fears and raise racial tensions is wrong in every situation on ALL SIDES! Yet my prayers are still with him and his family and our Nation. CAN WE PLEASE STOP THE HATE!”

His words mirror those of Chicago police Sgt. Eddie Johnson, who claimed that the media is giving this case far too much attention and not other hate crimes.