Twitter Isn't Doing Enough About Ghostbusters' Leslie Jones' Racist Trolls

By Eve Peyser on at

In a perfect world, Leslie Jones would’ve spent her Monday celebrating the release of her new childhood-ruining movie, Ghostbusters: Attack of the Feminmiminismsists, but instead she’s putting up with some bullshit on Twitter. Monday night, Jones exposed and called out the insanely racist abuse she’s been receiving.

(God, I hope so too.)

These alt-right trolls are even co-opting the formerly good “Dicks Out For Harambe” meme as a way to harass her.

Twitter Isn't Doing Enough About Leslie Jones' Racist Trolls

Image: Twitter

To the people who would say something as myopic as “don’t read the comments,” Jones has a response for that too:

Twitter is notoriously bad at dealing with abuse; it is, however, diligently removing the racist tweets that Jones is calling out, probably because she’s a celebrity. Jones rightly points out that it still isn’t enough, calling attention to the larger culture of permissible abuse on Twitter.

As much as I love live-tweeting posting the pics of awesome things that happen in this life I've been blessed with. I don't know anymore.

— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) July 19, 2016

We’ve reached out to Twitter for comment and will update this post when they respond.