Leslie Jones Fights Against Racism on Twitter


It should have been a happy week for Leslie Jones.

Crowned one of the new Ghostbusters, Jones joined Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Kristen Wiig in the reboot, which survived months of vitriol to take the No. 2 spot at the box office last weekend (almost beating out The Secret Life of Pets, which nudged ahead).

But behind the Hollywood rollout was another ugly storm brewing on social media. On Monday, Jones began retweeting the ugly, racist hatred that has been coming her way on Twitter. “You know I’m gonna stop blocking (people) so y’all can go through my feed yourself and see (this). You won’t believe the evil,” she wrote. “It’s (expletive) scary.”

“I just don’t understand,” she wrote in response to a tweet that compared her to an ape.

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Source: USA Today | Andrea Mandell