Leslie Jones Talks Teaming With Twitter to Ban Harassers After Hate Posts
"It's like, that's my favorite restaurant, I love the food there. Three people just got shot in front of me — y'all need to get some security!"
"Hate speech and freedom of speech: two different things," said Leslie Jones on Thursday's Late Night With Seth Meyers, regarding the racist and misogynistic messages she's received on Twitter.
The Ghostbusters star recently fought back by retweeting the hateful messages for the public to see, instead of merely blocking the users or reporting them to Twitter.
"The insults didn't hurt me — unfortunately, I'm used to the insults," she said. "What scared me was the injustice of a gang of people jumping against you for such a sick cause. Everybody has an opinion and it all comes at you at one time. They really believe in what they believe in, and it's so mean. It's so gross and mean and unnecessary."
After clarifying that she did not permanently leave Twitter (but merely signed off for the evening), Jones noted that Facebook was quick to respond to her flags. However, Twitter — her preferred social media platform — was a bit slower. "It's like, that's my favorite restaurant, I love the food there. Three people just got shot in front of me. Y'all need to get some security!" said Jones.
The Saturday Night Live actress did work with Twitter to get her harassers off the platform. "I met the CEO of Twitter," Jones said of Jack Dorsey. "He was cool, they helped me out. We got a whole bunch of accounts taken off Twitter, because it's not right."
Twitter isn't only for trolls, reminded Meyers, who then aired a slew of videos in which fans praised Jones.
The two also cooked with Roberta's chef Carlo Mirarchi. Watch the videos below.