Today is Leslie Jones’s Birthday and if any one deserves to have a happy one it’s her!
Ok y'all must know I celebrate the whole week of my bday. Use to the whole month but I was young then lol. Now I just want to have fun!!
— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) September 4, 2016
Most recently Leslie starred in the all female cast of Ghostbusters but before this she was probably best known for her work in Saturday Night Live.
Have a look at one of her hilarious sketches on the show where she bares all with Peter Dinklage.
However Leslie’s recent success on Ghostbusters has been dampened by a serious amount of hate by Twitter trolls
The comedian became the target for racist and misogynist tweets “I feel like I’m in a personal hell,” she wrote. “I didn’t do anything to deserve this. It’s just too much. It shouldn’t be like this. So hurt right now.”
To fight back she began to fight back by exposing the trolls.
Exposing I hope y'all go after them like they going after me pic.twitter.com/ojK5FdIA0H
— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) July 18, 2016
The abuse got so bad that she was forced of the platform: “I leave Twitter tonight with tears and a very sad heart,” she tweeted. “All this cause I did a movie. You can hate the movie but the shit I got today…wrong.”
Along with twitter her website has also been hacked uploading stolen nude images, gorilla killed in an Ohio zoo earlier this year and pictures of her driving licence.
See some of the celebrities who tweeted out their support for the actor below.
Do not give your eyeballs to this racist, hate-filled, misogynoir crime. I #StandWithLeslie ❤️
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) August 24, 2016
Let's turn our anger at trolls into love for Leslie Jones and into strategies to protect all the heroines who don't deserve this bullshit
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) August 24, 2016
these acts against leslie jones….are sickening. its racist & sexist. it's disgusting. this is hate crimes. this aint "kids joshing round"
— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) August 24, 2016
Here at Grintage we do not condone any kind of abuse or hate towards people. To help give Leslie a Happy Birthday we encourage you to tweet your love to her @Lesdoggg
We support you Leslie Jones!
As well as being a brilliant actor she is a very very good stand up comedian.