Leslie Jones Returns To Twitter After Racist Bullying Has Her ‘In Tears’

It’s been a hard week for Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones. While she should be celebrating the massive success of the Ghostbusters reboot, the SNL cast member and Ghostbusters star has had to endure an onslaught of racist bullying. After dealing with racism images, messages, and a bogus Twitter account made under her name to spew hateful tweets, Jones had decided that she had enough, and left the popular social media platform “in tears.”

Jones retweeted and tweeted about the hate she was receiving when she decided enough was enough.

The news that Leslie Jones had become a target for vile racist messages on Twitter hit the internet moments before she decided to pull the plug on her social media account. After she decided to leave Twitter, Jones received massive support from fans and people in the industry like Star Wars’ John Boyega, Ghostbusters director Paul Feig, James Corden, Shonda Rhimes, Dan Akroyd, and How to Get Away With Murder’s Viola Davis.

With the support of many of her friends and fans, Leslie Jones has decided to triumphantly return to Twitter, making her hiatus one that was short-lived. She announced her return on Twitter by tweeting, “Welp…a b—h thought she could stay away. But who else is gonna live tweet Game of Thrones!!”

While the attacks were happening, the comedian called out for Twitter to take action against the racist tweets she was receiving.

Twitter eventually heard Leslie Jone’s call after the news made headlines. As a result, Twitter decided to suspend Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos for tweets he had made towards Jones.

Yiannopoulos decided to join in on the fun when fans and “trolls” took to Jones’ performance in Ghostbusters as well as her appearance. While we can’t see Yiannopoulos’ tweets because his account is suspended, HeatStreet claims that the editor didn’t tweet anything racist at the star.

“Milo himself said nothing racist, though he joked that Jones’ grammatically challenged quips at him were ‘barely literate’, said America needs better schools and referred to Jones facetiously as ‘a black dude.”

In a statement, Twitter said that his ban is due to his violation of their “hateful conduct policy,” as many reported that the editor had lead the hate filled tirade of tweets aimed at Leslie Jones.

“People should be able to express diverse opinions and beliefs on Twitter. But no one deserves to be subjected to targeted abuse online, and our rules prohibit inciting or engaging in the targeted abuse or harassment of others. Over the past 48 hours in particular, we’ve seen an uptick in the number of accounts violating these policies and have taken enforcement actions against these accounts, ranging from warnings that also require the deletion of Tweets violating our policies to permanent suspension.”

Upon Jones’ return, Twitter decided to reach out to the star and wished her a warm welcome back.

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