“Ghostbusters” star Leslie Jones is sick and tired of getting trolled online, the actress said all of the hate being spewed at her brought her to tears.
“I leave Twitter tonight with tears and a very sad heart. All this cause I did a movie,” the “Saturday Night Live” player tweeted after a series of tweets calling out people who have repeatedly bombarded her with racist and misogynistic comments since she was cast in the rebooted comedy. “You can hate the movie but the s–t I got today…wrong.”
I've never claim to be better or special. I just try to do my job as best as I can. Isn't that any of us yall. So Yea this hurts me!
— Leslie Jones ? (@Lesdoggg) July 19, 2016
“These people hate themselves,” Jones wrote. “You have to hate yourself to put out that type of hate. I mean on my worst day I can’t think of this type of hate to put out.”
Fortunately, there’s a counter movement to the hate. #LoveForLeslieJ inspired supportive tweets from fans and fellow Hollywood stars.
— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) July 19, 2016
— Brie Larson (@brielarson) July 19, 2016
Twitter once again makes us all have to state the obvious. #LoveforLeslieJ
— W. Kamau Bell (@wkamaubell) July 19, 2016
— Angela Bassett (@ImAngelaBassett) July 19, 2016
— Sophia Bush Hughes (@SophiaBush) July 19, 2016
— Katee Sackhoff (@kateesackhoff) July 19, 2016
Read Jones’ tweets below.
It’s so sad,most of these comments sound like they are from ignorant children. “I’m the source of AIDS?!” WTF!! These people hate themselves
You have to hate yourself to putout that type of hate. I mean on my worst day I can’t think of this type of hate to put out.
I don’t know how to feel. I’m numb. Actually numb. I see the words and pics and videos. Videos y’all. Meaning people took time to sprew hate
I use to wonder why some celebs don’t have Twitter accts now I know. You can’t be nice and communicate with fans cause people crazy.
I’ve never claim to be better or special. I just try to do my job as best as I can. Isn’t that any of us yall. So Yea this hurts me!
But I’m I that naive to think that some things was changing yes I was. We still live in a world where we have to say “black lives matter”
I’m so tired of it. Why is this still a fight? I want to hate so bad but I can’t because I know it doesn’t fix anything and just make me sad
I’m not stupid to not know racism exists. And I know it will probably live on way after me. But we have to make people take responsibility
Stop saying ignore them or that’s just the way it is. Cause that’s bullshit. Everybody knows an asshole check them for their hate.
And for all the “don’t stoop to their level people” it’s way past that. So please have a seat. Don’t tell me how to react.
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