Racist hackers post nude pictures of Leslie Jones and gorilla on her website

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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.

A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Follow his journey on Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.



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