This is hateful, disgusting and I feel so bad for Leslie Jones.
If you watch Saturday Night Live you already know and love Leslie Jones. She’s hilarious on the show and she’s in the new Ghostbusters movie. She’s funny, talented, adorable and received a lot of messages from misogynistic, racists, dirt-bags since the new Ghostbusters came out.
Leslie clearly had enough (understandably) and she said racism is still very much alive (If you don’t think so you live in a bubble) and before quitting Twitter temporary she also said celebrities are still people and she worked her a** off.
I'm so tired of it. Why is this still a fight? I want to hate so bad but I can't because I know it doesn't fix anything and just make me sad— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) July 19, 2016
But I'm I that naive to think that some things was changing yes I was. We still live in a world where we have to say "black lives matter"— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) July 19, 2016
I've never claim to be better or special. I just try to do my job as best as I can. Isn't that any of us yall. So Yea this hurts me!— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) July 19, 2016
As much as you want to thinks actors ain't human I want to give you something to think about. I work off pure passion for this game.— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) July 19, 2016
I'm more human and real than you fucking think.I work my ass off. I'm not different than any of you who has a dream to do what they love.— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) July 19, 2016
I don't know how to feel. I'm numb. Actually numb. I see the words and pics and videos. Videos y'all. Meaning people took time to sprew hate— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) July 19, 2016
I leave Twitter tonight with tears and a very sad heart.All this cause I did a movie.You can hate the movie but the shit I got today...wrong— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) July 19, 2016
The creator and co-writer of the new Ghostbusters, Paul Feig and other celebrities came out and supported Leslie. Not only that but hundreds of people started to tweet, #LoveForLeslieJ.