Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones quits Twitter (again) over repeated racism

  • IANS, Los Angeles
  • Updated: Jul 19, 2016 16:35 IST
Leslie Jones in a still from Ghostbusters.

Comedian-actor Leslie Jones, who stars in the new Ghostbusters movie, has addressed the racial slurs which she was recently subjected to, threatening to quit Twitter in retaliation.

The Ghostbusters reboot has become a particular focal point for misogynist abuse because of its female cast.

In a stream of tweets on Monday evening, Jones addressed the attacks directly, The Guardian reported.

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“It’s so sad, most of these comments sound like they are from ignorant children,” Jones said.

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“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. Actually numb. I see the words and pics and videos. Videos y’all. Meaning people took time to spew hate. I use to wonder why some celebs don’t have Twitter accts now I know. You can’t be nice and communicate with fans because people are crazy,” Jones added.

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Jones said that she was considering quitting the social media platform in March when she first began being targeted by trolls, but she was coaxed into staying by Paul Feig, who directed the film.

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