July 22, 2016


Don't Worry — Leslie Jones Says She Never Quit Twitter

Leslie Jones spoke out about the barrage of bullying she got on Twitter earlier in the week, retweeting tweet after tweet of racially charged hate speech before leaving the website "with tears." The racist Twitter attacks made headlines and many, including the Ghostbusters star herself, urged Twitter to change their policy and oust the trolls from the site.

It also led many to believe that Jones was never going to return to Twitter. But when she visited Late Night with Seth Meyers early Friday morning, she clarified that she hasn't quit.

"They said I left Twitter! I didn't leave!" Jones said, clarifying that she just went to bed for the night. 

The actor said she wasn't necessarily harmed by the insults thrown at her, but rather the fact that those people weren't held accountable. Celebrities and fans alike stood up for up for Jones, and she was finally able to work with the people at Twitter to get some hateful account suspended.

"Everyone has an opinion and it all comes at you one time and they really believe in what they believe in, and it's so mean," she said of the racist haters. "Like it's so gross and mean and unnecessary."

Watch the full interview above and then listen to our Back of the Class podcast, where we discuss the Ghostbusters trailer at the 19:30 mark: