Leslie Jones Returns to Twitter After Leaving the Site Over Abusive Posts
The 'Ghostbusters' star has been silent on the social media site for three days.
Welcome back, Leslie Jones.
The Ghostbusters star has sent her first tweet since signing off the social media site Monday night.
"Welp...a bitch thought she could stay away," Jones shared. "But who else is gonna live tweet Game of Thrones!!"
Welp...a bitch thought she could stay away. But who else is gonna live tweet Game of Thrones!!— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) July 21, 2016
She followed that tweet by thanking her friends and fans for the support.
Jones quit Twitter after receiving a barrage of hate tweets that ranged from racist to misogynistic and abusive. The tweets were so ugly that Ghostbusters director Paul Feig started a #LoveForLeslieJ movement so fellow members of Hollywood, as well as fans, could share their affection for the Saturday Night Live star.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey reached out to Jones directly after she signed off the site, and the following day, Twitter banned Breitbart News editor and conservative gay activist Milo Yiannopoulos. He got into a back and forth with the star over the reboot of the 1984 classic and his fans subsequently attacked her.
Jones began sharing the hateful posts early Monday, and attempted to alert Twitter for hours, seemingly to no avail. Ultimately, she told her followers: "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."
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— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) July 19, 2016
After Jones' post on Thursday, Twitter quickly responded with a message of their own: