Actress Quits Twitter After Receiving Racist Tweets

July 20, 2016

Actress Leslie Jones announced on Twitter overnight that she's leaving the popular social media platform, citing a barrage of online harassers.

"I leave Twitter tonight with tears and a very sad heart," Jones tweeted. "All this cause I did a movie. You can hate the movie but the [s---] I got today. Wrong."

 

Jones is one of the stars of the new "Ghostbusters," which was released this weekend and has been the target of attacks for its all-female leads. But Jones, 48, in particular, has been bombarded with racist and misogynist comments. She fought back on Twitter Monday.

 

Jones said she had been likened to "apes" and sent obscene photos, and noted that she was blocking the abusive Twitter users.

 

But then she changed her mind, saying she was going to stop blocking the trolls so her fans "can go through my feed yourself and see the bs. You won't believe the evil."

"Exposing I hope y'all go after them like they going after me," she tweeted before posting some of the worst offenders, including what appeared to be a fake Twitter account by someone posing as Jones and posting racist and sexist tweets.

 

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