Leslie Jones was nonplussed by Monday’s flurry of news concerning Milo Yiannopoulos.
“You guys are giving him too much energy,” the “Ghostbusters” star tweeted about the Breitbart editor who had publicly antagonized her via social media last summer to the point that Twitter deleted his account.
“I was done the day I blocked him & got his ass banned,” she wrote. “Been done and moved on. He has no space here!”
Jones’ tweet arrived hours after Simon & Schuster shelved “Dangerous,” its planned book by Yiannopoulos, and the Conservative Political Action Conference formally rescinded an invite to the Breitbart News editor to speak at the conference.
Both decisions came in the wake of a video that surfaced on Sunday showing Yiannopoulos saying that some relationships between adults and 13-year-olds are consensual. The conservative firebrand, who is gay, also joked that being molested had made him good at oral sex.
Yiannopoulos was banned from Twitter last July after he targeted Jones online when “Ghosbusters” was released. Jones received an onslaught of racist tweets as a result of Yiannopoulos taking her on.
On his Friday night appearance on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” Yiannopoulos defended his treatment of Jones: “I wrote a bad review of the movie. I said she look like a dude; she does. I said she’s barely literate; she is. And I simply don’t accept that the star of a Hollywood blockbuster is sitting in a Hollywood mansion crying over mean words on the internet. Get over it. Mean words on the internet don’t hurt anyone.”
See Jones’ tweet below:
You guys are giving him to much energy. I was done the day I blocked him & got his ass banned. Been done and moved on. He has no space here!
— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) February 21, 2017