Jones ad­dresses racial slurs

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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.

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