‘Ghostbusters’ Leslie Jones Attacked By Racists, Twitter Fans Rose To Defense
“Ghostbusters” actress Leslie Jones was attacked by racist trolls but her Twitter fans immediately unite in her defense.Advertisement
The 48-year-old actress, who is starring in the reboot of Ghostbusters, cried foul over a series of racist trolls she received following the release of the movie last weekend.
“Ok I have been called Apes, sent pics of their asses, even got a pic with semen on my face. I’m tryin to figure out what human means. I’m out,” she said in one tweet.
She then posted and retweeted posts that clearly showed racial discrimination on her role for the reboot.
“Exposing I hope y’all go after them like they going after me,” she tweeted on Monday, accompanying the trolls she received.
The actress also called on Twitter to flag down several accounts who lead the racist trolls, saying that she was deeply hurt about the criticisms.
She said, “I didn’t do anything to deserve this. 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.”
Twitter has not blocked these accounts as of press time, CBS said.
Following Leslie Jones call against racial discrimination, “Ghostbusters” reboot director Paul Feig came to her defense and started the Twitter hashtag #LoveforLeslieJ.
He said in a tweet that the comedienne is one of the greatest people he knows and that every attack thrown at her is an attack “against us all.”
Since then, the hashtag trended on Twitter on Monday evening.
“Ghostbusters” reboot from the 1984 classic movie hit is starring Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Kristen Wiig. It has already garnered $46 million in sales in North America upon its premiere last weekend, The Hollywood Reporter said in a report.