Leslie Jones continues to face abuse by racist cyber bullies. The comedian’s website was apparently hacked in an attempt to bring humiliation. The hackers posted nude photos of Jones, her driver’s license and passport, and also a picture of the gorilla Harambe.
The racist cyber attack comes after Jones faced cyber bullying after appearing in the the Ghostbusters film. Jones was bullied by racists who used social media platforms such as Twitter to post racist remarks and photos. The bullying that Jones received was so bad that she initially decided to quick social media. However, dozens of celebrities and people across America stood up for Jones and asked her to return to social media. Jones eventually returned and Twitter banned one man, Milo Yiannopoulos, who had a history of tweeting racist and homophobic views.
Jones even became a voice to stand against cyber bullying. After Gabby Douglas faced criticism online because of her hair and her choice to stand at attention during the National Anthem, Jones came to her defense. She created a hashtag in honor of Douglas that eventually went viral and was used by celebrities such as Kerry Washington.
But the recent attack on Jones reveals how racism and hatred will always be the achilles heel of free speech.
Here is how others have reacted online.
leslie jones didn’t deserve this she’s an amazing woman. people truly hate to see someone succeed so they try to humiliate them
— § greg (@n9viv) August 24, 2016
I’m really disgusted on how Leslie Jones is being treated. She’s sweet & funny. I don’t understand why someone would want to dim her light.
— PK. (@itsPierreKing) August 24, 2016
Leslie Jones being hacked is horrible, but putting video of Harambe at the top of her page is so disgustingly racist I can’t comprehend it.
— Kaitlyn Flannagan (@ktlnflnngn) August 24, 2016
For Leslie Jones to be facing this much drama, something wonderful IS coming her way. No weapon shall prosper @Lesdoggg! Stand strong! ??
— Alice Fuller (@hollywoodlvwork) August 24, 2016
To the racist pigs who feel threatened by Leslie Jones’s long overdue success – you are life’s biggest losers. You only embarass you.
— susie rotten (@susiemcdonnell) August 24, 2016