Ellen DeGeneres, Katy Perry and Lena Dunham are among the Hollywood stars standing behind Leslie Jones after a hack on her personal website exposed personal information and nude photos.
“Do not give your eyeballs to this racist, hate-filled, misogynoir crime. I #StandWithLeslie,” tweeted Perry.
“.@Lesdoggg you are beautiful & talented & bring laughter into a world that desperately needs it. You are also my friend & I support you,” DeGeneres wrote on the same social media platform.
On Wednesday, the personal website of the “Ghostbusters” actress was attacked, where the hacker(s) posted personal photos from her iCloud account, which included several nude shots, as well as pictures of her passport and driver license. Jones’ phone number and the password to her Twitter account were also displayed.
A Twitter exchange between Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and the WikiLeaks account led the top of the page wherein Dorsey tweeted that users are only banned for targeted harassment. WikiLeaks responded with a link to one of Jones’ tweets in which she encouraged her followers to go after another harassing user, saying, “Get her.”
The hack of Jones’ site, which has been taken offline, also featured YouTube video of the gorilla Harambe, who was killed in an Ohio zoo earlier this year. Jones was the victim of repeat racist harassment online leading up to the release of “Ghostbusters,” with some Twitter users comparing her to Harambe.
See the supportive tweets below.
these acts against leslie jones….are sickening. its racist & sexist. it's disgusting. this is hate crimes. this aint "kids joshing round"
— Dr. Love (@questlove) August 24, 2016
I was terrified when I did SNL. Leslie Jones went out of her way to be open, warm, friendly, funny all week. She is a GEM.
— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) August 25, 2016
May many (more) bad things befall the cowards who've attacked my friend, @Lesdoggg. They are the worst of humanity, where she is the best.
— Taran Killam (@TaranKillam) August 24, 2016
I truly don't know why people are so hateful towards @Lesdoggg. Why? She's talented and wonderful. Why are people so pressed to be awful?
— Gabby Sidibe (@GabbySidibe) August 24, 2016
.@Lesdoggg only someone with tremendous strength can endure being put in a position to evoke positive change and you are superhero powerful.
— Michael Chiklis (@MichaelChiklis) August 25, 2016
.@Lesdoggg you are beautiful & talented & bring laughter into a world that desperately needs it. You are also my friend & I support you.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) August 25, 2016
Do not give your eyeballs to this racist, hate-filled, misogynoir crime. I #StandWithLeslie ❤️
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) August 24, 2016
Let's turn our anger at trolls into love for Leslie Jones and into strategies to protect all the heroines who don't deserve this bullshit
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) August 24, 2016
What's happening to @Lesdoggg is an absolute outrage. Alt right, haters, trolls, "comedians," whoever the fuck you all are, you're just sad.
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) August 24, 2016