Harassed

“Ghostbusters” star Leslie Jones fires back at racist Twitter trolls

Actress/comedian Leslie Jones arrives at the premiere of Sony Pictures' "Ghostbusters" (Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)

Comedian Leslie Jones, one of the stars of the much discussed Ghostbusters reboot, is having an awful time on Twitter. On Monday night Jones began retweeting some of the offensive, racist messages she’s received lately, often comprising offensive language and comparisons of her to cartoon gorillas.

 

Several of the offending accounts Jones pointed to have already been deleted, presumably by their creators, since Twitter does not intervene in such matters. A Twitter rep told BuzzFeed the company does not “comment on individual accounts.”

The new Ghostbusters film, featuring four women in the lead roles, came under early heat from internet trolls claiming the latest installment of the franchise was ruining their childhoods by recasting females as its stars. Despite the noise, the movie had a solid opening weekend at the box office, coming in second with $46 million in ticket sales.

Ghostbusters director Paul Feig and writer Katie Dippold came to Jones’ defense on Twitter:

Read the full story at BuzzFeed.

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