Celebs Tweet Support For Leslie Jones After She Was The Victim Of Racial Abuse

    "I love you Twitter, but please get it together. Stand up for your users who deserve better."

    Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones took to Twitter yesterday to share examples of the abundance of racial and misogynistic abuse she has received since the film's release last week.

    Alongside the hatred, she drew attention to the fact that people have been sharing fake screenshots of abusive tweets that look like they came from her account.

    Please help me find this fake Acct posting the most awful shit in my name. Help!

    Jones tweeted that the abuse made her feel like she is "in a personal hell", before logging off Twitter "with tears and a very sad heart".

    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.

    Since Jones originally began sharing the tweets, many celebrities have spoken out in support of her using the hashtag #LoveForLeslieJ.

    1. Ghostbusters director Paul Feig said she is "one of the greatest people I know".

    Leslie Jones is one of the greatest people I know. Any personal attacks against her are attacks against us all. #LoveForLeslieJ @Lesdoggg

    2. The film's screenwriter, Kate Dippold, said Jones is "not only brilliant but one of the kindest people [she's] ever met".

    I love @lesdoggg Not only brilliant but one of the kindest people I've ever met

    3. Comedian Margaret Cho said she is "an inspiration and a legend in the making".

    Stand with @Lesdoggg #loveforlesliej she is an inspiration and a legend in the making

    4. Actor and host of the Late Late Show James Corden said he hoped Leslie was feeling the love.

    I absolutely LOVE @Lesdoggg And so does everyone I know. I hope she can feel that right now x x x

    5. Star Wars actor John Boyega sent her some words of encouragement.

    @Lesdoggg queen, wishing you well. Go through your process and hopefully you find peace. Don't let them stop you! ❤️

    6. Elizabeth Banks sent her love.

    7. Anna Kendrick tweeted her love for the movie alongside the hashtag #LoveForLeslieJ.

    Just left @Ghostbusters and had SO MUCH FUN! That sequence in the smoke was everything!! #AnswerTheCall #GirlsKickingAss #LoveForLeslieJ

    8. Actor Josh Gad referred to her abusers as "sad puny little maggots who bottom feed in their sad empty basements".

    @Lesdoggg do not let the trolls win. They are sad puny little maggots who bottom feed in their sad empty basements. #LoveForLeslieJ

    9. Sophia Bush said the abuse was awful.

    Also. @Lesdoggg. You're amazing. What happened to you on Twitter today is awful. We need your light & your fight #LoveForLeslieJ

    10. Comedian W. Kamau Bell drew attention to the issues with Twitter's support system.

    Twitter once again makes us all have to state the obvious. #LoveforLeslieJ

    11. Scandal actress Katie Lowes sent love Leslie's way.

    I love you @Lesdoggg. You are beautiful. And you are HILARIOUS. #LoveForLeslieJ

    12. Cameron Esposito called her a "game-changer".

    13. Jaime King thanked Leslie for sharing her work, saying she is "blessed with great light".

    @Lesdoggg you are so loved. You are blessed with great Light & I thank you for sharing that with me & all of us through your work & heart xo

    14. Tia Mowry sent Leslie love, saying "love will always win".

    @Lesdoggg keep yo head up girl! Love will always win!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ We love you!

    15. Brooklyn Nine Nine star Chelsea Peretti also sent her love to Leslie.


    16. The Office's Oscar Nunez said he is a big fan of Leslie's.

    17. Actor Shannon Woodward said the abuse is "truly horrifying".

    @Lesdoggg sending you support. Truly horrifying.

    18. And Chrissy Teigen said that Twitter needs to stand up for its users "who deserve better".

    I love you, @Twitter. I love you so much. But please get it together. Stand up for your users who deserve better.

    #LoveForLeslieJ 💖