Leslie Jones Bombarded by Racist Trolls All for Starring in a Blockbuster Movie

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The hatred continued to ramp up over the course of the evening, and Jones was understandably devastated. “I leave Twitter tonight with tears and a very sad heart,” she wrote at the end of the night, before signing off. “All this cause I did a movie.You can hate the movie but the shit I got today…wrong.”

She also called on Twitter to improve its notoriously ineffective harassment policy.

In response, people began to share their support under the #LoveForLeslieJ hashtag, with celebrities like Anna Kendrick, Chrissy Teigen, Elizabeth Banks, Josh Gad, Dan Savage, James Corden, Margaret Cho, and Ghostbusters writer/director Paul Feig — who has also been subject to consistent harassment since his film was announced — chiming in to give her their backing.

The internet: still a cesspit!

UPDATE: Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey reached out to Jones via Twitter, telling her to "DM him," and late last night the company released the following statement to BuzzFeed:

"This type of abusive behavior is not permitted on Twitter, and we've taken action on many of the accounts reported to us by both Leslie and others. We rely on people to report this type of behavior to us but we are continuing to invest heavily in improving our tools and enforcement systems to prevent this kind of abuse. We realize we still have a lot of work in front of us before Twitter is where it should be on how we handle these issues."
Racist Trolls Bombard Leslie Jones on Twitter