Celebs Express Outrage Over Leslie Jones Hack, Blast the 'Hate-Filled' Act
By Jennifer Drysdale
Despite the hateful hack of her website and attack on her privacy, Leslie Jones has a lot of love on her side.
Hollywood is speaking out after the hacking on Wednesday revealed the Ghostbusters star's personal identification as well as multiple nude photos of what appears to be the comedian, expressing their outrage and disappointment over the situation.
Octavia Spencer was quick to chime in on the hack, calling out the "rampant racism percolating in society."
"This @Lesdoggg attack is troubling. The rampant racism percolating in society right now is shameful and sad. She made a movie, that's it!" she wrote. "Karma always finds a way to right a wrong. Don't hate someone b/c of their ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion or gender #KarmaWins."
This @Lesdoggg attack is troubling. The rampant racism percolating in society right now is shameful and sad. She made a movie, that's it!
Jones' Ghostbusters director, Paul Feig, expressed similar sentiments. "What's happening to @Lesdoggg is an absolute outrage," he tweeted. "Alt right, haters, trolls, 'comedians,' whoever the f**k you all are, you're just sad."
What's happening to @Lesdoggg is an absolute outrage. Alt right, haters, trolls, "comedians," whoever the fuck you all are, you're just sad.
This isn't the first time celebs have rallied around the 48-year-old actress. Jones was a target of vicious, racist harassment from online trolls just last month, which forced her to delete her account on Twitter. The Saturday Night Live star returned to the social media site after receiving an outpouring of support from celebs like Feig, Dan Aykroyd, and Chrissy Teigen.
"Unfortunately I'm used to the insults," Jones told Seth Meyers during an appearance on Late Night last month. "But what scared me was the injustice of a gang of people jumping against you for such a sick cause… Like, it's so gross and mean and unnecessary."
See more on Jones' Twitter harassment in the video below.