‘Ghostbusters’ Star Leslie Jones Brought to ‘Tears’ by Racist Twitter Trolls: ‘This Hurts Me’

Comedian faces down racist attacks from social media users after release of rebooted comedy

Actress Leslie Jones attends the Premiere of Sony Pictures' "Ghostbusters" at TCL Chinese Theatre on July 9, 2016 in Hollywood, California.

“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.”

“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.


Read Jones’ tweets below.