When trolls on Twitter spewed all kinds of racist shit at Leslie Jones, she reported them to the powers-that-be and stepped away from the scariest part of the internet for a good minute. (Actually, the scariest part of the internet is the YouTube page that plays that Little Sprout Baby commercial.) Twitter banned several of the trolls who went after Leslie Jones, including the tech editor for Breitbart Milo Yiannopoulos (aka @Nero). Nero was reportedly one of the main leaders who rallied the troll troops to throw smegma balls of racism at Leslie, because their assholes were throbbing with rage over the all-female Ghostbusters reboot, or something. Nero has been sent to banned camp by Twitter before, but this time it was permanent. The trolls aren’t done with Leslie and today they retaliated against her for getting their troll king banished. They hacked her accounts and put all of her personal business out there.
When the all-lady reboot of Ghostbusters was released last month, it didn’t pull in Suicide Squad numbers, but it didn’t do Nine Lives numbers either. It brought in $46 million on its opening weekend, and has proceeded to make more than $180 million worldwide. Shortly after the opening weekend numbers were added up, Sony’s president of worldwide marketing and distribution announced that it was the “restart” of a brand relaunch. I was already bracing myself for Ghostbusters 2: Electric BOO-galoo and Ghosbusters 3: Freddy vs. Jason vs. Slimer. I can stop though, because The Hollywood Reporter says it won’t get a sequel.
I am a person without cable, which means I can’t watch the 2016 summer Olympics on NBC, CBC or any other channel. So if I want to see a greasy shirtless hottie in a paper mache skirt work it for his homeland, I go to Twitter. And there are some people on Twitter who truly deserve a gold medal for their coverage of the Olympic games. Leslie Jones is one of them. Leslie returned to twitter after a brief hiatus, and thank god she did, because Leslie’s coverage of the Olympics is the only coverage you need. NBC thinks Leslie is doing such a good job of covering the Olympics that they recently invited her to Rio and do it live.
Yesterday, Leslie Jones reminded us that the internet is full of trolls by retweeting a ton of racist garbage that was thrown her way. Just like Leslie, I also didn’t understand why the trolls were getting a throbbing hate erection from tweeting racist shit at Leslie. Were they all part-time magicians who were super pissed off that Ghostbusters beat Now You See Me 2 at the box office last weekend? Or maybe they were just racist trolls who wanted to troll. Probably the second one.
Leslie eventually got sick of shoveling the racism and quit Twitter. Many came to her defense and got the hashtag #LoveForLeslieJ trending. Chrissy Teigen tweeted at Twitter and asked how long it was going to take for them to clean up the trolls. If Taylor Swift can get Instagram to delete all the snake emojis from her comments, you’d think Twitter would move just as fast to shut down all of Leslie’s trolls. Well, according to Twitter, they’re working on it.
AP says that Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey reached out to Leslie last night on Twitter. A Twitter spokesperson also released this statement.
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.
If only there was a way Twitter could send a copy of a troll’s racist tweets to their mom. I’m pretty sure that getting an angry call from their mother asking “Is this what you do all night in the basement?? Send rude, racist messages to famous people?? Get your ass up here RIGHT NOW” would scare a lot of trolls straight.
When Leslie Jones threw a non-sample sized side-eye at the designers who refused to dress her for the Hollywood premiere of Ghostbusters, many tricks said some shit like, “Use that Ghostbusters money to buy your own damn dress!” To which I said, “FOR WHY?” First of all, unless Leslie bought something classic like The Slut Dress (Never 4Get), she might be able to wear her Ghostbusters premiere dress again. Second of all, the designer will get some press out of it. Third of all, if some trick from Vanderpump Rules can get her hands on a borrowed dress for an event, so should Leslie Jones. Fourth of all, even my cousin, who is a regular like us, gets big name designers to dress her for events. And yes, by “gets big name designers to dress her for events,” I mean she buys a dress from T.J. Maxx and returns it the next day.
Newly married Christian Siriano offered to dress Leslie and this is what they came up with. Allison mentioned the iconic Snobby Saleswoman #2 in her post about this, and Leslie is definitely serving up some “Big mistake. Big. HUGE.” glamour. It’s very “Vivian Ward going to the opera” and Leslie really should’ve gone all the way. Leslie should’ve worn long white gloves with it. You know, the gloves that Vivian only wore because she knew she’d have to pull gerbils out of Edward Lewis’ culo hole later that night.
In other Ghostbusters news, despite the trailer looking like a dried-up Slimer dingle, the critics say that it’s not awful. It’s gotten mixed to very positive reviews and many critics say that Kate McKinnon’s performance is worth the price of a ticket. I still don’t know if I’m going to see Ghostbusters this weekend for the sole fact that none of the reviews I read mentioned a scene where a naked Chris Hemsworth gets slimed in slow-motion for 10 minutes straight. What’s the point of casting Thor in a Ghostbusters movie if you’re not going to shoot a scene where he gets slimed while naked for 10 minutes straight? That’s like casting Alexander Skarsgard at Tarzan and not putting him a loin cloth. Boggled: The mind is.
Here’s many more pictures from the premiere including some of ANNIE POTTS and Todd Chrisley (hey, every premiere needs a seat filler) who looked like Slimer if Slimer got a skin graft from a wax figure.
It was my understanding that being famous meant that people would be falling over their asses to give you free shit, like clothes and cars and jewelry and ostriches. I don’t know why a famous person would get a free ostrich, but that’s because I’m not famous. I don’t know how these free giveaways work! I’m a non-famous person who has to pay for stuff with my own money, like a chump. But once again I’m reminded that some famous people have a hard time getting free clothes if their waist is larger than the standard Hollywood sample size of “very very small.”
Leslie Jones, SNL person and one of the four women Ghostbusters in the all-lady Ghostbusters, recently spilled some hot truth on Twitter about preparing for the upcoming Ghostbusters premiere. According to Leslie, nobody wants to put their designer dresses on her body. Rude!