Comedian Leslie Jones was recently bombarded with ridiculing and degrading comments. Her reaction to these hate insults was justifiable. She’s highly upset and left Twitter with a last regarding post:
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 shit I got today…wrong
— Leslie Jones ? (@Lesdoggg) July 19, 2016
Not only did random people name call with comments saying she was an “orangutan” and a “big lipped coon”, but criticizing her role in the movie ‘Ghostbusters’. An additional comment said “your Ghostbusters isn’t the first to have an ape in it”.
I just don't understand pic.twitter.com/N9xWoXPttu
— Leslie Jones ? (@Lesdoggg) July 18, 2016
While many beloved fans replied with love and a few telling her not to stoop to the haters’ level, she hit back that it’s far beyond stooping down to a haters’ level. And that is the ultimate truth.
At the end of the day, we all react differently to hate. Some of us, easily negate it as a trivial thing. Others, confront it and don’t hold back. There’s nothing wrong with either option. What Leslie did was basically speak out. Speaking out towards unidentified people who have nothing better than to troll and criticize another human being just for the kick of it.
The reason for this kind of hatred is beyond our knowing. It can stem from insecurity, or it can easily stem from being an unrighteous jackass.
Jones’ later tweeted that she felt like she was in a personal hell due to these kinds of comments and it quite honestly makes you wonder why insensitive people like this exude such unnecessary negative energy. At the end of the day, we as humans, deserve respect.
Respect, is a two way street. To get respect, you must give it. Disrespecting one another, in a serious way – and even when jokingly or not, we have to realize when a line has been crossed.
And whether that line is crossed or not, it brings you back to square one. Why was the line TRYING to be crossed in the first place?
Either way, thank you Leslie Jones. Thank you for rightfully and righteously continuing to give humorous times to all your fans and in movies. Whatever the critics say regarding YOU, know that you are a star. And stars never lose their shine. Hate won’t dull that up one bit.