The online trolls have been slamming this all-female Ghostbusters remake for over a year now. The hate has been constant and sometimes a little scary. And while all the cast members have had to put up with the trolls, Leslie Jones has received the most hate.
And we’re not talking about some 13-year-old writing, “Hey, Leslie. Your face looks like my butt!” There are no Sandlot insults being tossed around here. Sadly, there is a group of racist dudes (adults!) out there writing some pretty disgusting things about the 48-year-old comedian/actress.
While announcing she was going to leave Twitter, Jones told her fans that she has been called “ape,” and even “big lipped coon,” as you can see in the image below…
She also revealed that some awful human sent her a picture with semen slapped on her face, “I’m tryin to figure out what human means. I’m out,” she wrote on her Twitter account.
And if you think she’s simply overreacting to a few random Twitter trolls, you should probably think again. Jones was receiving a steady stream of hate for months. Heck, some users even compared her to Harambe, the male gorilla who was shot dead a few months ago at a Cincinnati zoo.
“You have to hate yourself to put out that type of hate. I mean on my worst day I can’t think of this type of hate to put out.”
It’s the ugly side of the internet. Or really not even just the internet. It’s humanity’s ugly side. Hopefully the hate will slow down and Jones can return to a normal life. It’s crazy to think there are people out there getting this upset over a freaking movie.[mashshare]