July 19, 2016


'Ghostbusters' Star Leslie Jones Leaves Twitter After Receiving Racist Hate

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Gregg DeGuire/WireImage

Although Ghostbusters pulled in $46 million at the box office this weekend, star Leslie Jones is having a hard time celebrating. Jones has been forced to leave Twitter in "tears" after getting barraged with racist tweets. 

She shared the awful things sent to her before she left the platform. On Tuesday, celebs like Chrissy Teigen, Margaret Cho and Ghostbusters director Paul Feig are showing support for the actor.

"It's like when you think 'ok I've proven I'm worthy' then you get hit with a shovel of hated," Jones wrote. "I'm numb...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...for the hate they sprew. We have to stand up to it."

She screenshot all the terrible words sent her way:

Someone even went far enough to make fake tweets using Jones' name, spilling hatred and pretending it was the SNL comedian.

"I use to wonder why some celebs don't have Twitter now I know," she said. "You can't be nice and communicate with fans cause people crazy."

And then she went after Twitter, saying they should block accounts that use hate speech: "Twitter I understand you got free speech I get it. But there has to be some guidelines when you let (hate) spread like that...It's not enough to freeze Acct. They should be reported."

Finally, she left:

Chrissy Teigen echoed her sentiments about Twitter's policy, demanding the company change:

People have been spread the love toward Jones on Twitter, hoping it'll overcome the hate. Fellow comedian Cho is one of them:

And Feig weighed as well:

Listen to Fuse talk about Ghostbusters on our Back of the Class podcast: