Leslie Jones (Right) has been targeted by some individuals on the internet. Earlier on she was a victim of racist and misogynist messages over social media. After complaining and shared some of the abusive tweets which was targeted to her after she starred in the new movie, Twitter then launched a spree of bans, which included controversial user Milo Yiannopoulos, who was said has been identified as the ringleader of a prolonged, hate-filled attack on actress Leslie Jones.
The campaign against her appears to intensify now, hackers broke into her personal website and other accounts, retrieved her personal information, and posted them online, information such as her driver’s license and passport, as well as intimate photos, according to TMZ were made public by the hackers. The pictures were also posted next to a video of Harambe, a 17-year-old gorilla killed at the Ohio zoo by a Cincinnati Zoo official about four months ago, showing signs of racist commentary against black people.
Jones starred in the reboot of the 1984 film Ghostbusters as Patty Tolan, alongside 3 other women, unlike in the 1984 movie where 4 men were featured, the 2016 Ghost Busters movie featured 4 women. The first trailer for the movie was one of the most disliked videos on YouTube ever, and after the film’s release, Jones became the target of numerous Twitter accounts making racially charged attacks. Twitter responded by taking action against several users. After continuing to receive racial comments towards her, Jones announced that she would be leaving Twitter on July 18, 2016.
Jones’ manager hasn’t responded on the recent attacks yet.
Leslie Jones, born September 7, 1967 in Memphis, Tennessee, is an American comedian and actress who is a cast member on Saturday Night Live. Jones has been a featured performer at the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal and the Aspen Comedy Festival. In 2010, her one-hour comedy special, Problem Child, was broadcast on Showtime. Jones has cited as her comedic influences Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, and Whoopi Goldberg.