In July, actress Leslie Jones was gang attacked by AltRight trolls incited by Breitbart writer, Milo Yiannopoulos. Milo posted several screen captures of racist tweets that looked like they were from Jones but were actually fake tweets (one of them is in the thread below) .
Most of the attention was put on what was said to Miss Jones. While it’s best to not feed the trolls, Jones had hundreds of people blowing up her timeline with racist and degradng tweets. If you read what Leslie was tweeting at the time you see some sensible advice on handling racists and AltRight nuts.
In August, Leslie Jones’ website was hacked. Department of Homeland Security is investigating.
I’m not stupid to not know racism exists. And I know it will probably live on way after me. But we have to make people take responsibility
responsibility for the hate they sprew. We have to stand up to it. block mfs but let them know they are racist and sprewing hate.
Stop saying ignore them or that’s just the way it is. Cause that’s bullshit. Everybody knows an asshole check them for their hate.
Stop letting g people get away with being ignorant. You stupid people to shut up. Tell them to shut up real talk. Say something.
Stop letting the ignorant people be the loud ones. Y’all I got more love than hate but they louder. Fuck that be louder.
I’m tired of everybody not believing they can change something. We are the people we can change anything if we want. We stop eating spinach
Cause we thought it was hurting us. You mean to tell me we can’t stop hate. I don’t believe that. I just am sadden today.
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.
And for all the “don’t stoop to their level people” it’s way past that. So please have a seat. Don’t tell me how to react.
Cause I have every right to be offended and pissed. So for right now I have to take a break. All this hatred giving me the blues! Outty 5000
THIS WAS NOT ME!! OK TWITTER IM DONE!! IF YALL CAN LET THIS SHIT HAPPEN I DONT WANT TO BE HERE. I DID NOT POST THIS
I feel like I’m in a personal hell. I didn’t do anything to deserve this. It’s just too much. It shouldn’t be like this. So hurt right now.
Please help me find this fake Acct posting the most awful shit in my name. Help!
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 shit I got today…wrong