Leslie Jones Returns to Twitter: 'Who Else Is Going to Live Tweet Game of Thrones?'
The actress and comedian proved she’s still got her sense of humor writing, “Welp…a bitch thought she could stay away. But who else is gonna live tweet Game of Thrones!!”
She later added in another Tweet, “Thanks for the love and support I received! made me feel real special See you later on @sethmeyers #LoveForLeslieJ.”
The Ghostbusters star, 48, called out some of her harassers in a series of tweets on Monday, writing that the comments had left her with “”tears and a very sad heart.”
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Jones’s tweets led her fans to create the hashtag #LoveForLeslieJ, which they used to voice their support. The situation caught the attention of Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey, who sent Jones a message asking her to get in touch with him.
In response to the hate, Twitter permanently suspended conservative writer and Breitbart.com tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos, who has been accused of leading a harassment campaign against the Saturday Night Live actress.
Twitter also released a statement in which they said they were investigating ways to improve their process of reviewing abusive behavior on the social media site and will continue to work on their policies.
“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,” the statement reads. “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 returned to Twitter hours before her upcoming appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers tonight.