If you haven’t been keeping up with the entertainment news lately, comedian Leslie Jones has been subjected to a lot of online hate and it has now gone as far as hacking into her website, posting personal information and allegedly sharing private photographs.
And what has Jones done to cause all of this I hear you cry.
Well all of this comes as punishment for being a successful black women in comedy. That’s it. No controversial comments or questionable actions. This is more than just trolls trying to get a reaction. It’s just straight up hate crime, and it is unacceptable.
Leslie Jones is an amazing actor and comedian, an inspiration to young women and a wonderful person. She kicked ass in the Ghostbusters reboot and is one of my favourite people to watch interviews of.
If that’s too much for you to handle, may I suggest keeping your opinions to yourself? If you haven’t got anything nice to say, then don’t say anything at all.