This week in “I Can’t Believe We Still Deal With This Sh*t,” Leslie Jones’ fellow actors are tweeting their #StandWithLeslie support following outrageous acts of hateful misogynoir.
Someone hacked her iCloud Tuesday night and released purported nude photos of the actress, which follows a year marked by an onslaught of hate toward her role in Ghostbusters and bullying on Twitter.
Jones tearfully left Twitter last month, but returned with a vengeance. As the Olympics in Rio began, she posted videos while losing her damn mind during the coverage from home. Eventually, NBC took notice, and invited her to the games as a corespondent:
— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) August 14, 2016
Jones turned a bleak situation into explosive, contagious joy and a dream-come-true opportunity.
Now that she’s facing a new level of horrible with the hack, her celebrity peers are showing public support and encouraging her to stay strong. Ghostbusters director Paul Feig, Katy Perry, Questlove and many more joined the cry to #StandWithLeslie. Politicians pitched in for the flood of support, too: The First Lady of NYC Chirlane McCray denounced the bullying, as did her sorta-famous husband Bill, and the Lieutenant Governor of California Gavin Newsom.
Here are a handful of the best celebrity tweets standing with her and denouncing hate:
What's happening to @Lesdoggg is an absolute outrage. Alt right, haters, trolls, "comedians," whoever the fuck you all are, you're just sad.
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) August 24, 2016
Let's turn our anger at trolls into love for Leslie Jones and into strategies to protect all the heroines who don't deserve this bullshit
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) August 24, 2016
these acts against leslie jones….are sickening. its racist & sexist. it's disgusting. this is hate crimes. this aint "kids joshing round"
— B.R.O.theR. ?uestion (@questlove) August 24, 2016
Do not give your eyeballs to this racist, hate-filled, misogynoir crime. I #StandWithLeslie ❤️
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) August 24, 2016
This @Lesdoggg attack is troubling. The rampant racism percolating in society right now is shameful and sad. She made a movie, that's it!
— octavia spencer (@octaviaspencer) August 24, 2016
— Sara Bareilles (@SaraBareilles) August 24, 2016
— Chirlane McCray (@NYCFirstLady) August 24, 2016
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) August 24, 2016
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) August 25, 2016