Racist and humiliating photos were posted on her website
Leslie Jones’ website was hacked just weeks after she was harassed by a gang of trolls on Twitter. The “Ghostbusters” star’s nude photos leaked and images of her passport and driver’s license were posted too. The hacker proceeded to post a video of Harambe, the gorilla who was killed at a Cincinnati Zoo earlier this summer, at the top of her website.
The racist and overt content is the latest attack on the 48-year-old comedienne, who was attacked with a hateful tirade from internet trolls last month. The trolls went on to make comments comparing her to a gorilla.
The African-American actress’ role as Patty Tolan in “Ghostbusters,” apparently wasn’t liked by the trolls, as they made racist and sexist remarks to her on Twitter, which prompted her to quit Twitter for a short period of time. “I leave Twitter tonight with tears and a very sad heart,” she wrote “All this cause I did a movie. You can hate the movie but the s**t I got today… wrong.”
After the horrendous incident, she had a meeting with Twitter executives to have a discussion about ways to avoid trolls and abusive users from churning out hate on the social network. “They helped me out. We got a whole bunch of accounts taken off on Twitter,” she said. She got back on Twitter and posted “Hate speech and freedom of speech, two different things.”
It is absolutely terrible to see that even Black celebrities aren’t immune to racism and hatred. We wholeheartedly sympathize with Leslie Jones and hope the person or people responsible for this vile behavior are caught and appropriately punished. We wish her more success in her career, as she continues to soar higher in the movie industry.
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