Leslie Jones Talks About Her Week Handling Racist Twitter Trolls

Last evening, Leslie Jones appeared on Late Evening with Seth Meyers to discuss her unfortunate week — exactly where she need to have been celebrating the release of Ghostbusters, but instead had to deal with incessant racist insults practically aimed her way by some of Twitter’s worst, led by frightening alt-right Ken doll Milo Yiannopoulos.

Earlier this week, the Brietbart tech editor/Trumpist troll got himself permanently banned from Twitter for getting instigated the racist harassment of the Ghostbusters star. Jones had fought back vocally on Twitter, and had publicized some of the nauseating messages that’d been sent her way in an attempt to show the overwhelming nature of the virtual attacks. In spite of this having gotten the media’s attention and — barring the likes of Breitbart, assistance — the persistence of the harassment had ultimately led her to create:

This had been interpreted, to the dismay of a lot of, as Jones’ claim that she was leaving Twitter for very good. The next day, however, she tweeted:

Speaking with Seth Meyers, she clarified as soon as once again for people who’d missed that last Tweet:

First of all, let me let everyone know that I did not leave Twitter. I didn’t leave — I just signed out, lead to I wanted to deal with what was going on. And then I went to bed and woke up the next morning and I was like, ‘They mentioned I left Twitter. Wait! I didn’t leave!

She also spoke about how it was the attack-en-mass rather than the insults themselves that frightened her, saying that “unfortunately [she’s] employed to the insults”:

What scared me was the injustice of a gang of men and women jumping against you for such a sick cause. Everyone has an opinion and it all comes at you at 1 time, and they actually think in what they believe in, and it’s so imply, it is so gross and mean and unnecessary.

She emphasized the significance of her obtaining said one thing, and that she genuinely had to push Twitter to get specific people’s accounts deactivated.



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