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Fans Are Tweeting Their #LoveForLeslieJ After Leslie Jones Receives A Torrent Of Racial Abuse

Jones has been retweeting her harassers, but Twitter doesn't seem to be doing anything about it.

Despite the public’s largely positive response to Ghostbusters, it seems as though some bearded internet trolls still want to make their distaste for the all-female reboot heard. One of the main targets has been Leslie Jones, the only woman of colour in the main cast, and this abuse has taken a very racist turn. For the last 24 hours, Jones has been tweeting a fraction of the racist bullshit she has been sent in the last week.

So far, Twitter has done nothing (apparently social media platforms only react to abuse when its against white millionaires) and so fans have taken it into their own hands. Today many users are pushing the hashtag #LoveForLeslieJ to outnumber the racist trolls that are filling up her mentions. Ghostbusters director Paul Feig, has also tweeted his support. 

If you need a break from the relentless hate for a second, please enjoy this nice video of Leslie Jones crying when she meets Whoopi Goldberg, and remember that representation is important and internet bigots cannot take that away.