Jones addresses racial slurs
Comedian-actor Leslie Jones (right), who stars in the new Ghostbusters movie, has addressed the racially charged slurs which she was recently subjected to. The Ghostbusters reboot has become a particular focal point for misogynist abuse because of its female cast. In a stream of tweets recently, Jones addressed the attacks directly, The Guardian reported.
“It’s so sad, most of these comments sound like they are from ignorant children,” Jones said. “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,” she added.
The actor said she felt “numb” to see all the hatred. “I don’t know how to feel. I’m numb. I see the words and pics and videos. Videos y’all. Meaning people took time to spew hate. I used to wonder why some celebs don’t have Twitter acts now I know. You can’t be nice and communicate with fans because people are crazy,” Jones said. The actor added that she was considering quitting the social media platform in March when she first began being targeted by trolls, but she was entreated to stay by Paul Feig, who directed the film.