Leslie Jones Quits Twitter, Tens of Thousands Hashtag #LoveForLeslieJ

 

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Yesterday, after reading that comedian and actress had received a slew of hateful racist tweets, tens of thousands of social media users took to Twitter to hashtag #LoveForLeslieJ in a show of support.  The hashtag trended worldwide with so many words of support and love for Jones, who not only has made a name for herself as a cast member on , but just starred in the reboot of the Ghostbusters series and has appeared in ’s movie Top Five.  Ghostbusters director was one of the hashtaggers writing “Leslie Jones is one of the greatest people I know.  Any personal attacks against her are attacks against us all.” Other comedians tweeting support include fellow SNL cast members , , , , , , , , , Riki Lindhome, , , , , , , , , , , , and dozens more.

But after spending the better part of the last two days speaking out on Twitter against vicious amounts of hate tweets, and even dealing with fake accounts posting fake/doctored Jones tweets, Lesley Jones has decided to quit the platform entirely.  “I leave Twitter tonight with tears and a very sad heart,” she posted on Tuesday.  All this cause I did a movie.  You can hate the movie but the shit I got today….wrong.”

The last tweet she had posted prior to that was a plea for help finding the fake account that was posting doctored/fake tweets supposedly authored by Jones.

Jones’ voice will be missed on Twitter.  One of the funniest uses of social media all year was Jones marathon live tweet-athon while she binge watched the entire Breaking Bad series.

 

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