Racist Trolls Attack Leslie Jones via Twitter
It’s no secret that a lot of unnecessary hatred has been targeted at the new “Ghostbusters” movie solely because it features an all-female cast. Recently that hate spiraled for actress Leslie Jones through Twitter where she was attacked and harassed by racist trolls.
Jones started receiving tons of mentions that insulted her appearance, her talents, and were downright cruel and despicable. It escalated from there with Twitter users forging tweets to make it appear like Jones was also tweeting racist nonsense from her own account, too.
Many celebrities have come to her side, tweeting out support at #LoveForLeslieJ. Meanwhile, Twitter is looking into the situation, but has stated multiple times that it does not address issues against specific accounts.
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