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Leslie Jones Fights Racist Trolls, Calls for Stricter Rules on Twitter Against Racism

Leslie Jones Fights Racist Trolls, Calls for Stricter Rules on Twitter Against Racism

GhostbustersLeslie Jones took to Twitter on Monday (July 18) after she was attacked by racist trolls.

The SNL star made it a point to call out the racism and screen grab some of the disgusting things that were being said. With the help of some fans, accounts spewing hate were being reported and taken down.

Later on in the evening, Leslie took to Twitter to express her emotions and call for help from Twitter and the public. Report racism on social media and call it out in every day life as ignorant.

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  • 1guest

    It’s called free speech no matter how hateful and ignorant. suck it up or get off twatter. it’s for idiots anyway.

  • shoes4life

    Leslie just cancel your Twitter account. You’re wasting valuable time with on the ignorance and haters of Twitland. You can’t change them, let it go. You are beautiful and your looks aren’t typical HW yet you made it. Celebrate it with class.

  • Sokanon567

    It’s only free speech until it turns into this. No human should have to put up with this just because they want to look at their twitter account.

  • 1guest

    I agree but it’s the First Amendment and people can say whatever they want no matter how heinous. There’s a lot of sick people in this world. You can’t dictate what people may or may not say on the internet.

  • FerCat

    They are not ignorant. They’re narcissist. They rile people up and get off on it. There is no winning a troll fight unless you’re a hacker who can trace them to the source.

    Ignore and disengage is the only alternative.

  • FrenchGirl

    They don’t deserve your cry.You are better than them.They are losers !

  • Robert

    Evil bastards.

  • Canon Lyn

    WTF?? It is so beyond out of hand now. People need to respect the rights our Constitution gave us and not abuse them! People need to get that having the right to free speech was intended to mean the freedom to speak up for injustice without repercussion. There was no internet or social media then folks. It was written to prevent say, being persecuted for not being a certain religion or an employer firing you for demanding not to be worked 12 hours a day or harassing you. It was NOT license to bully and attack others and call them horrible names or hack their twitter accounts and post horrible things in their name. It was NOT license to be a horrible human being without repercussion. Whatever happened to defamation of character, verbal assault, slander, cyber stalking being crimes? Have we allowed a verbal free-for-all now where no one has accountability for anything anymore? How did it come to this? It must stop. Just because you CAN do something does NOT mean it’s OK to do so. It is an insult to our rights and an huge disrespect to the forefathers who gave us that right. Stop the madness! With Rights come Responsibilities. Learn that.

  • Canon Lyn

    Please understand that it is precisely BECAUSE people took that stance and ignored them that the problem grew to such epic proportions. No one made people accountable so people became less accountable. The answer is to call them out and shut it down. If we do that, eventually people will get that there are consequences to abusing the privilege of free speech.

  • Canon Lyn

    Yes you can dictate what they say on the internet – and should. Freedom of Speech is to stand up for injustice without repercussion so that positive change may occur. It is NOT license to bully, demean, slander, defame, or be a horrible human being without repercussion. Abuse the privilege and there needs to be a cost for that.

  • 1guest

    Your definition of freedom of speech is ridiculous. It’s our RIGHT according to the Constitution, nitwit. I don’t want anyone telling me what I can or cannot say on the internet. It’s called censorship. Now go way.

  • plez

    If they slander and defamed her than she should hire a detective and find these people and sue their asses. Then it will stop. Otherwise it’s up to Twitter to set their standards for their app and enforce it.
    Maybe Leslie should reminds Twitter that she has the power to impact their money by getting people of color and women (who are the ones who have to deal with this type of abuse) to boycott.

  • Anita

    If I could give this more likes, I would!!

  • Sprite

    Leslie may have a heart felt message there, such is the pleas from men like Montell Jackson and Waleed Aly over here and countless others.

  • Domino

    As fucked up as it is, people are allowed to say whatever they want, because everyone finds offense in everything and we would all be left quiet at the end of the day if there was no free speech. I really think she needs to put her big girl panties on and ignore them. It’s not worth her time, but the fact that she continues to give them importance and then acts like the victim just rubs me off the wrong way. She’s not the only person, much less the only black person, to get hate on Twitter. Everyone does, for many different reasons. The internet is full of haters, just focus on the positive or this place will eat you up.

  • Gina

    It’s very difficult to talk a racist out of being racist (Lord knows I’ve tried lol). They are not worth your tears or your tweets.

  • Roscoe

    Goodbye and stay gone. Grown people whining about things totally in their control is bothersome to say the least. I wonder who are the bigger racists – actresses like Jones who perpetuate negative racial stereotypes in their roles or people who racially verbally attack actresses like her. You won’t get any sympathy from me, sellout, but there are enough rubes here to pat you on the head.

  • http://Imagineerie.com Imagineerie

    There will ALWAYS be racists. There will ALWAYS be idiots. They will all have opinions… always, even if they are unacceptable. Censoring them is exactly the thing that we SHOULDN’T do or we validate their misguided nonsense. It is up to each and every one of us to recognize them and their words for what they are, thicken our skin and ignore them for their ignorance, arrogance and stupidity and move on.

  • Tony

    This is most definitely not the First Amendment. Do a simple google check, what this is is defamation. Which is illegal.

    You can say whatever you want in public or private, but you can’t direct it toward someone. That’s when it changes from freedom of speech to defamation. Freedom of speech doesn’t mean bullying, defamation, slander, etc.

    First Amendment:
    “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

  • Tony

    Learn to use google. At no point does it say freedom of speech is hateful message toward an individual.

    First Amendment:
    “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

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  • Ash

    Racist people are everywhere but if you can’t handle words, maybe internet is not you. The problem is when criticizing someone will easily get misinterpreted as defamation so it’s very ignorant to say

    “You can say whatever you want in public or private, but you can’t direct it toward someone. That’s when it changes from freedom of speech to defamation. Freedom of speech doesn’t mean bullying, defamation, slander, etc.”

    Okay so who’s going to decide whether that’s just criticism or defamation? Clearly it’s the “victim” and being a fragile person who can’t handle criticism, obviously the “victim” is going to call it defamation in a heartbeat and that’s is why your reason is one sided and invalid. When you are compromising freedom of speech to fit with political correctness, you are abandoning the true meaning of the phrase in favor of double standard. So don’t call it freedom of speech if you can’t handle the good, the bad and the ugly that come with it because anything less than that does not reflect the true meaning of the phrase. When it comes to freedom of speech, it’s all or nothing. No cherry picking.

  • jadee1

    Very well said!

  • Shadow

    me too.

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