On Monday, social media took an extremely negative turn when Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones was bullied on Twitter with a slew of horrific, abusive, and racist tweets. The treatment sent her way is beyond awful. Even though the Saturday Night Live comedian stood up against the trolls, the hate understandably took a toll on the star. "I leave Twitter tonight with tears and a very sad heart. All this cause I did a movie.You can hate the movie but the sh*t I got today...wrong," she tweeted early Tuesday morning. Now, many people are sending love her way. And right along with the fans, celebs are standing up for Leslie Jones with a range of tweets that prove just how beautiful and inspiring she truly is. Haters be damned.
When it comes to hate, the following tweets further prove that love goes a long way and that Jones is not alone in this tough time. After Jones tweeted asking Twitter to do something, "Twitter I understand you got free speech I get it. But there has to be some guidelines when you let spread like that. You can see on the ... Profiles that some of these people are crazy sick. It's not enough to freeze Acct. They should be reported." In response, Twitter's co-founder, Jack Dorsey reached out to to her. "Hi Leslie, following, please DM me when you have a moment," he wrote.
Twitter also released a statement to BuzzFeed that reads:
This type of abusive behavior is not permitted on Twitter, and we’ve taken action on many of the accounts reported to us by both Leslie and others. We rely on people to report this type of behavior to us but we are continuing to invest heavily in improving our tools and enforcement systems to prevent this kind of abuse. We realize we still have a lot of work in front of us before Twitter is where it should be on how we handle these issues.
It's unclear how Twitter is handling the situation, but remains crystal clear is celebs have Jones' back.
1. Sophia Bush
I couldn't have said it better myself.
2. Jada Pinkett Smith
Yes, keep shining.
3. Josh Gad
4. Courtney B. Vance
She does deserve better.
5. Candice Patton
Quoting The Help is a beautiful way to show love.
6. Brie Larson
Listen to Brie.
7. Robin Lord Taylor
Never forget that.
8. Constance Wu
That's how everyone should describe Jones.
9. Katie Lowes
Hilarious? Hell yes.
10. Olivia Munn
All day, every day.
11. Kristin Davis
Standing together can do a lot.
12. Bryce Johnson
More love, less hate.
13. Katee Sackhoff
I second that.
14. Cameron Esposito
"Game-changer," for sure.
15. Anna Kendrick
Support her and go see Ghostbusters, just like Kendrick.
16. Kaitlin Olson
Bullying and hate will forever be unacceptable.
17. Allison Tolman
Let's hope the future is better for Jones — and everyone in her shoes.
18. Chelsea Peretti
Peretti uses cap locks the right way.
19. Elizabeth Banks
20. Judd Apatow
21. James Corden
Spread the love so she can feel it.
22. Aya Cash
23. Paul Feig
The Ghostbusters director says it all.
And that's just the short list. Leslie, you are not alone.