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I Ain't Afraid of No Trolls: 'Ghostbusters' Star Leslie Jones Says She's the Target of Racist Slime on Twitter


Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones has quit Twitter after she became the target of racist trolls on social media.

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Her final tweet on Monday night read: "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 s*** I got today...wrong."

She also added: 

She also said someone was posting under a fake account that made homophobic remarks to other users.

The actress begged: "Please help me find this fake Acct posting the most awful s*** in my name. Help!"

Adding: "Stop letting the ignorant people be the loud ones. Y'all I got more love than hate but they louder. F*** that be louder."

Jones also blasted Twitter's policy for how easy it is or something like this to happen. 

 

 

One of Twitter’s founders, Jack Dorsey, personally reached out to the actress to help resolve the issue, however, she has since left the microblogging site.

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On Tuesday, Twitter said in a statement obtained by the New York Times: “This type of abusive behavior is not permitted on Twitter, and we’ve taken action on many of the accounts reported to us by both Leslie and others.

“We rely on people to report this type of behavior to us, but we are continuing to invest heavily in improving our tools and enforcement systems to prevent this kind of abuse. We realize we still have a lot of work in front of us before Twitter is where it should be on how we handle these issues.”

Jones should have reason to celebrate as Sony, the studio behind the film, has greenlit a sequel with the all-female cast.

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