Leslie Jones Quits Twitter After Receiving Racist and Sexist Taunts
The ‘Ghostbusters’ star shuns abusive online attacks.
Leslie Jones has quit Twitter after facing both racist and misogynist remarks on the social media platform. “I leave Twitter tonight with tears and a very sad heart,” said Jones in her final tweet. “All this cause I did a movie. You can hate the movie but the shit I got today … wrong.” As a part of the new female-led Ghostbusters, the actress has suffered from abusive and sexist comments online. There was even a fake account created under Jones’ name that posted mean, homophobic tweets. To combat the online attacks, Jones’ fans and celebrity friends alike have expressed their stance using the hashtag #LoveForLeslieJ. Among Jones’ supporters are Ghostbusters’ director Paul Feig, as well as Amber Rose. You can read their tweets below.
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
— Amber Rose (@DaRealAmberRose) July 19, 2016
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