Leslie Jones is the Subject of Online Hate Again—& It's Gone Too Far

Leslie Jones is most recently known for her role in the all-female reboot of Ghostbusters, where she played the hilarious Patty Tolan. But following her big screen debut, she received tons out backlash and negativity—enough to make her swear off Twitter. Now, she’s under attack again following a hack into her website that put all of her personal information on the page.

TMZ reports that the hacker posted private photos and information of the actress, including her license and passport. They also posted a picture of the gorilla Harambe next to sexually explicit photos of Jones, as well other images of her with celebrities like Kanye West, Kim Kardashian West and Rihanna.

The New York Times reports that the images have been taken down from the website, and although there was no proof of the legitimacy of the photos, the driver’s license and passport seemed to have accurate information. As this time there is no information about the hacker, and Jones’s representatives haven’t responded to questions.

This latest act of misogynistic racism is exactly what Jones has been fighting against. Recently, she defended Gabby Douglas, who received backlash during the Olympics. She even started an online campaign to fight against the haters, making #LOVE4GABBYUSA go viral. Now that she’s under attack again, others have jumped to fill the supportive role she took on for Douglas.

Although the hack was terrible and offensive, celebrities like Katy Perry and Paul Fieg, the director of Ghostbusters, are rallying behind Jones, sharing #StandWithLeslie and #Love4Leslie along with words of support on Twitter as a retaliation against the hate.

In the aftermath of such a personal attack, the love and support shown to Jones will hopefully outweigh this heinous attack.