The fab, Leslie Jones, one of the stars of Ghostbusters, left Twitter last night after being bullied repeatedly from racist and mean-spirited trolls. The tweets on her page, she said, made her life
“a personal hell.”
A new Twitter hashtag #LoveForLeslieJ has been posted in support of the star, but the hate-filled tweets on her race, her dead brother, the color of skin which used pictures of apes was too much. She dropped off the social medium, even though behind the scenes director Paul Feig and Sony were able to get Twitter to suspend some of the accounts of some of the more hate-filled posters. Feig tweeted,
“Any personal attacks against us are attacks against us all.”
Judd Apatow, Anna Kendrick, Margaret Cho and Jada Pinkett Smith have come out in support of Jones, but it didn’t stop deluge of hostile posts.
In addition to the nightmare, someone was able to post a hate-filled message that looked like it came from Jones. This fraudulent Tweet was then was re-tweeted and others who were offended reacted to it with even more hate.
There sure are a lot of assholes out there. Show some love, people.