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You know who is the best? Leslie Jones! And, from what my Twitter and Facebook feeds have been telling me since Friday, LADY GHOSTBUSTERS was also the best. Which has been great to hear, given the insane backlash the film has gotten, ever since it was first announced, from sad sexist dudes who were outraged over the supposed ruining of their collective childhoods. Which is rather amusing coming from the same types of dudes who probably jerk it to “My Little Pony” porn.

Of course, not everyone liked the movie. One such person was Breitbart douche Milo Yiannopoulos, who wrote a fairly nonsensical takedown of the movie yesterday. Following this, his ever-loyal fanbase decided to spend the rest of their day sending awful racist tweets to Leslie Jones, because they are charming people with full lives.

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They even went so far as to post fake tweets in her name:

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Breitbart, in addition to publishing articles by Milo, also writes many articles about him, and what a delightful person he is. Naturally, they published a follow up article criticizing Jones for having been “triggered” by the beautiful prose of internet trolls, who are all just like Lenny Bruce.

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Of course, the primary difference between Lenny Bruce and these twatwaffles is that LENNY BRUCE WAS FUNNY. He didn’t have to demand that people think he was funny, because he actually was funny. He wasn’t just like, randomly going around calling black people apes and then pitching a whiny manbaby fit when people thought he was an asshole. Sorry dudes, you’re not Lenny Bruce. You’re the asshole who goes to a comedy show to heckle and insists that they’re totally “contributing.” Funny people don’t get mad when someone thinks they’re not funny, they just come up with better jokes.

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Jones put out a call to Twitter to do something about this kind of harassment, writing “Twitter I understand you got free speech I get it. But there has to be some guidelines when you let spread like that. You can see on the [p]rofiles that some of these people are crazy sick. It’s not enough to freeze Acct. They should be reported.”

Free speech is great. I am in favor of free speech. Leslie Jones is in favor of free speech. If you really, truly, in your heart, believe that it is beautiful and necessary to say racist-ass things about black people looking like apes or anything like that? You can just say it on your own without dragging Leslie Jones or anyone else into it. Because that’s when it becomes harassment.

Also, Twitter is a private company, and can determine what kind of speech it wishes to encourage. Yes, one of the things about Twitter is that you now have a way of contacting celebrities (and total strangers!) directly that you did not have before the internet, but that doesn’t mean that you should harass them, or demand that they think you are great and hilarious for doing so.

Twitter has since responded with a vague but supportive 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.”

Coming from this grossness, however, there has been a crush of love for Jones on Twitter from fans and fellow celebs alike, in the form of a #LoveForLeslieJ hashtag.

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That probably won’t do much to discourage the “Hur hur! We made someone sad so we must be cool and funny! Our senses of humor haven’t evolved since middle school! Which coincidentally was the last time anyone thought we were cool!” crowd, of course — but hopefully showing her that those shitheads are in the minority. And hopefully Twitter will start to do something about this shit. But, end of the day, Jones wins. Because people actually laugh when she tells jokes, and these twerps are sure as hell not going to be pulling that off any time soon.

[Twitter | Breitbart]

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  • The Wanderer

    Our country’s gone from the Best and the Brightest, to the Worst and the Meanest.

    • Oblios_Cap

      the Scaredest and the Nastiest.

    • SnarkOff

      It was never the best and the brightest. It was always the worst and the meanest; it’s just that there were decent gatekeepers to moderate the public’s horrible impulses.

      • Lascauxcaveman

        i agree. Before the internet, the content of your ideas actually had to have some merit or entertainment value to be broadcast widely. We’re sort of still in our mythical wild west phase of internet communications, here. No idea if/when that might evolve into something better.

  • Joe Beese

    I don’t know how whoever cut the trailer managed to pick the six least funny bits from an extremely funny movie, but they managed.

    • thirdeblue

      The scene of Melissa McCarthy burning her finger was so funny they didn’t even put it into the final film.

  • Callyson

    Yo, Milo & Friends?

  • stankbait

    There are only a couple places in the world where racism does not exist. Too bad its only FOX news and the RNC.

  • Vincent Ricola

    The shit Leslie Jones gets is beyond acceptable, even in our anti-PC/pro-asshole racist 2016 society. She is fantastic and one of the few twitter feeds I follow. And Lady busters was hilarious. I fucking hate people.

  • Gayer Than Thou

    Obviously, if Obama had never been President and Mulan had never been made, none of this would have happened.

    • Tony Alexander

      yep! one thing president obama has been really good at is forcing racist assholes to be racist assholes!

  • Well, I am heartened to hear that the movie is apparently good. Haven’t seen it yet, but I’d like to enjoy it when I do see it.

  • Señor Skwerl King

    Which is rather amusing coming from the same types of dudes who probably jerk it to “My Little Pony” porn.

    Hey, don’t lump us all…er…um… YEAH! Those jerks!

    • Oblios_Cap

      Dok libel!

  • Michael Smith

    Maybe if Twitter takes some disciplinary action against these racist tweeters, the RNC can have them give tearful speeches tonight as victims of political correctness.

    • Señor Skwerl King

      Maybe have one of their mothers speak?

      • SnarkOff

        And point out, correctly, that this is all Hillary’s fault, and she should be in prison.

        • Painter of Goats

          They could just hand 7% of the speech script to the next Special Victim as they come on stage.

          • Celtic_Gnome

            And their Victims are oh so Special.

  • This is why I don’t use Twitter regularly. If I wanted to see racist comments, whining, and just general fuckwittery, I’d watch the GOP convention.

    • YoBunnyBunny

      Or venture into the comments section of a Yahoo news article…

  • Spotts1701

    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.

    That’s a polite way of saying “We only react when we get shamed into doing so.”

  • msanthropesmr

    No, we’re not laughing with you, Internet fucks, we’re laughing at you.

    • SnarkOff

      I’m not laughing at all, though. It’s just horrible.

  • Vecchiojohn

    Jones is the best thing on SNL these days. They really need to make better use of her.

  • CapnFatback

    I’d point out to those Fulbright tweeters the irony that those who make racist “ape” jokes happen to be the least evolved in our culture, but they’re too busy flinging their own feces to care.

    • Ghenghis McCann

      Flinging or eating? It would be wrong not to speculate.

  • bubbuhh

    This is an example of why I don’t use twitter much except to follow certain people and events. As a private citizen, I can make that choice with absolutely no blowback. I feel sorry for people, like Leslie Jones, who to put up with this kind of abominable harassment because their livelihoods depend on it. As a human being, I am ashamed that so many of us are so mean spirited as to harass another like this

    • YoBunnyBunny

      Ditto. For all the good Twitter does with helping people and causes get out in the open that otherwise wouldn’t if it were left up to mainstream media, I sometimes wonder is it even worth it? I’m surprised that Twitter hasn’t been as aggressive about stopping online harassment on its platform. That there are raging misogynists and racists is a very big disincentive for me to join. And if I were in a business that needed a presence on the twittersphere, would I really want co-workers and employers (or random clients/customers who happen to follow) being subjected to random online hooliganism.

  • x111e7thst

    This is the worst thing about the internet. people feel free to write things they would never say in the world.otoh there is all the free porn. Balance…

    • SnarkOff

      Porn is equally disgusting in a totally different way.

      • Lance Thrustwell

        All porn? Some is, sure.

        • SnarkOff

          Disgusting in that it exploits women, so, yeah.

    • Astraea

      Trump is helping to make them feel just as comfortable saying it on a national stage.

      • CogitoErgoBibo

        This. Exactly this. Sorry. Was still typing my non-comment on this theme while your non-comment posted.

  • SnarkOff

    Am more and more convinced that sane people should stay off of Twitter altogether. It’s a cesspool, and there’s no reason to put oneself out there.

  • Astraea

    Milo is a disgusting piece of shit. I’m not embedding this because it has a potentially disturbing photo from the Nice attack.
    twitter.com /Nero/status/753734667614822400?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

  • Lizzietish81
  • Oblios_Cap

    I guess the delegates at the GOP Convention were just as bored by the event as everybody watching it. Too bad they used the time to Tweet that sick out instead of doing something constructive, like drinking.

  • AngryBlakGuy

    …this is the thing about these Twitter cowards; not a SINGLE fucking one of them would ever approach a black person and say it to their face!!! Children are a blank slate, they simply repeat things that they have heard from parents and family members. I can think of a few occasions where a Caucasian 5 or 6 year old has said something stupidly racist within ear shot of myself. And then me turning and looking, only to see a red faced parent trying to hush the kid because those are only comments that they say inside the house and not in public. If these shit stains want to voice their opinions, then fine but don’t hide behind a Twitter avatar

    • SadDemInTex

      The creep whose Twitter name started with KKK…. I’m truly frightened

    • anwisok

      Yep. I always preferred to know who wanted fags beat up, killed, etc. That way I know who to watch out for.

      • Casey Melendez

        <<o. ✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤:::::::!bc391p:….,..

  • CogitoErgoBibo

    The tone of political discourse in this country is having that trickle-down effect Reagan loved so much. The fact that it has become almost normal to hear racist batshit crazy from elected officials has signaled to too many people that it’s totally cool to give this a try in their own lives. Sure, free speech is awesome! But don’t be surprised when your rights are limited in controlled settings when you’re using those rights to support racism. Or to be mean to totally badass Leslie. Not cool, man. Not cool.

  • Ricky Gay

    they all still eatin’ boogers I see

  • Señor Skwerl King

    I am upset for many reasons. One is the using my childhood live action Saturday morning memories to promote racist garbage. The 1975 Ghostbusters had nothing to do with the movies and was less racist then Captain Caveman.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4-Io8xMHL4

  • What the fuck is wrong with people? Are we really this fucking horrible?

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      Not all of us, but yes, sadly there are a few people who are damaging the entire concept of “humanity.”

    • thirdeblue

      Yes.

  • John Iwaniszek

    She also had a pretty good payday.

    • Shan the Libtart

      Well, that makes it all okay, then!

  • thirdeblue

    Can we at least agree that The Ghostbusters (2016) has the best queff joke of all time?

  • shastakoala

    Melanie Trump is in favor of a free speech too.

    • Msgr_Moment

      Right. I remember when she said, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

      • Mehmeisterjr

        Slight correction: I believe Melania’s exact words were: “Congress of your country shall make no law…” etc.

    • Blank Ron

      ISWYDT

  • Lance Thrustwell

    This reminds me of what I like to call the Youtube Tragic Arc – you see something beautiful on Youtube that reminds you of the best things humans are capable of…

    …and then you make the mistake of reading the comments, and your faith in humanity comes crashing down again. Those racist Twitter trolls are the same ones who create the fetid swamp of Youtube philistine, homophobic and racist comments.

    …And come to think of it, a lot of those same people happen to be in Cleveland right now.

    • Creepoman

      Thank FSM we don’t allow comments here.

      • Lance Thrustwell

        I am but the vessel; His Noodly Appendage writes through my hand.

  • AngryBlakGuy

    …it’s days/weeks/months/years like this that have me praying for an extinction level event. Something quick and painless, like an asteroid the size of Manhattan

    • Logic of Color

      Bummer…it looks like we’re going with a slow roasting instead.

      • Lance Thrustwell

        At least we’ll all be nice and tender.

      • Shan the Libtart

        And every day, my house gets closer to the beach!

        • AngryBlakGuy

          …here in Miami, we have “Hurricane Parties”. Now that global warming is a runaway freight train, it looks like the party is at your house!!! I will bring the ribs and beer.

        • Biff52

          But which coast? You’re pretty much in the middle, right?

          • Shan the Libtart

            I would say the Gulf. New Orleans will just have to migrate all the way inland.

  • goonemeritus

    I blame all of this on online gaming culture. If we had encouraged are young male children to pursue actual sex with willing partners at a young age rather than video games we would have a much better world.

  • Msmlg1979

    It’s hard enough being a woman in this world. Being a woman of color? Jesus Christ. The hate and disrespect is coming at you from all directions. I hope she never stops doing what she does, and keeps threatening the hell out of these racist, sexist manbabies, just by doing her job, being herself, and being wealthier than these assholes can ever dream of being.

    • Vincent Ricola

      And Leslie Jones is “older than normal in Hollywood” woman of color who doesn’t have “traditionally” beautiful looks and is proudly hilarious. She is terrifying to racist assholes and they throw everything at her online. It’s honestly sickening on so many levels.

      • jmhm

        I don’t even watch SNL any more and I googled who the awesome woman in the car ad was. She’s great.

  • Mavenmaven

    I’m sure that after attacking her, Republicans will then plagiarize all her lines, too.

  • Skeptic Rising

    We saw Ghostbusters on Sunday and it was awesome. It was smart and funny and tight and all of the women leads were great. Leslie was terrific in her role. This movie will definitely go into our re-see rotation.

    • the_steamer

      apparently it’s a franchise, so get ready for more.

  • Panika MCD

    these are the kinds of guys who still punch girls they like because that’s just how you show your affection in middle school…NOT.

    • Shan the Libtart

      Or they punch girls because “Oh, you want to be EQUALS, huh? How’s THIS for equal? HAHAHAHA!”

      • Panika MCD

        “what?! it was a feminist love nudge!”

      • TJ Barke

        When will you ladies learn that your slightly lower average upper body strength makes you inferior?

  • Msgr_Moment

    BTW, go see the movie. Great movie. Oh, and I have a serious Lesbian crush on Kate McKinnon now.

    • Astraea

      I’m excited about having something fun to do Saturday after Hell Week.

    • shastakoala

      I saw the movie last Friday. No spoilers, but their secretary was hilarious.

    • bubbuhh

      Rarely go to movie theaters (When going out, I would rather see live entertainment.), but, I may make an exception for this one. Despite the fierce racist and sexist assault on the movie and its cast, it seems very received by average folks who only want to do something fun.

      Besides, she-who-controls-her-own-vagina wants to see it…with or without me.

    • Biff52

      I go to maybe one movie in twenty years. Never saw the original, prolly won’t see this one either, but Leslie Jones is funny as fuck.

      • MikeyArmstrong

        She’s made Saturday Night Live a hell of a lot better since she’s been on.

        • Biff52

          Her and Kate McKinnon are what make it worth watching.

      • TJ Barke

        You haven’t seen the original ghostbusters? Are you human??

        • Biff52

          No, I really haven’t. But Ray Parker Jr. is a friend of mine, so I know the theme song.

          I haven’t seen any of the Star Wars or Jurassic Park things, either. I’m just not into movies.

          • TJ Barke

            How can you call yourself a real ‘murican?

          • Biff52

            You want the truth? It’s dumb, but it is my truth.

            I was never a big fan of the movies anyway, but when they paid Jim Carrey Twenty. Million. Dollars. to make stupid faces on the big screen, I decided I couldn’t help pay for that insanity.

    • YoBunnyBunny

      OOOooohh!!!! Now I’m really excited to see this movie. Wanted to see it last weekend, but couldn’t. Sigh… The weekend couldn’t come soon enough…

    • Suttree

      Ha! I always thought that you were a male by your name and references to your SO. But anyway, she kinda looks like Reese Witherspoon. If you haven’t seen Wild, you must! She is actually a great actor.

      • Msgr_Moment

        Am a male. I no can haz lesbian crush?

        • Suttree

          Ha! Even bettar! I have crushes on all types of womenz, may I be a lesbionese also?

        • Shan the Libtart

          Wait, what? You’re XY? Huh.

  • Sardonicuss
    • Biff52

      Yeah, that’s a shocker.

      • Sardonicuss

        That it happened certainly isn’t. That she deposed to it kind of is…

      • Suttree

        ( horrible joke) That’s what he offered.

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      Who could ever have imagined? Except, you know, for practically everyone.

    • bubbuhh

      Too bad the Murdoch’s, particularly Rupert, can’t be gotten rid of so easily. They knew all about this crap for decades and gave their tacit approval. Rupert has certainly done his share of sexual predation in the office.

    • Mehmeisterjr

      OK, thanks for finally standing up there, Megyn.

      Hey, Mike Pence. Mulan? Megyn? Whose the worse uppity female there, pal?

  • Good_Gawd_Yall

    TBH, I had no idea who Leslie Jones was – I knew I recognized her from somewhere (the car commercial?) – and I’m not on Twitter, but damn, this level of awfulness:
    THIS IS NOT OKAY, PEOPLE (not Wonkers, I know we’re not horrible).
    Now.
    Now.

  • Vecchiojohn

    She’s Leslie Jones and you’re not.

    Losers.

  • Suttree

    I haven’t seen the movie yet, but I will. In my imagination it is about a bunch of dorky chicks that kick ass. I love women that test my intelligence, because I will never be as smrt as I want to be. To have a woman that is better than I am is all that I can ask for in this life.

    • Msmlg1979

      Swoon!

      • Suttree

        Updated too!!

    • puipui

      It is, basically, about a bunch of dorky chicks who kick ass. Your imagination has not failed you!

      • Suttree

        Yay! I love dorky chicks!

  • Good_Gawd_Yall

    I have never seen an upside to the existence of Twitter. This just reinforces my belief that it’s a completely useless form of communication.

    • data_ninja

      I keep referring to twitter as ‘Reverse Telepathy’. People are going to know what’s on your mind, whether they want to or not.

      • Good_Gawd_Yall

        The first example I saw of it was David Gregory showing how he tweeted a message about what he had for lunch. I knew then and there that I wouldn’t be wasting my time.

        • Mehmeisterjr

          What did David Gregory have for lunch? TELL ME MORE!!!!!111!11111!,1!

        • YoBunnyBunny

          When twitter started becoming popular, my understanding was essentially “So, it’s like an endless stream of facebook status updates??? … Why???”

    • Suttree

      Have never, will never. You thought the comment section on Stormfront was bad?

    • SessileRaptor

      It has it’s uses so long as you follow the right people and block ruthlessly. I follow writers, bloggers, news reporters, activists and artists, so my news feed is pretty damn interesting.

    • BoatOfVelociraptors

      Awaiting the Pokémon harumph…

    • Tio_Doidinho

      To be completely fair…outsourcing wit to the hive mind sometimes does have its advantages. Some of the most acidly funny comments from the disastrous Trump/Pence logo on Friday were coming straight from Twitter.

    • TJ Barke

      It is kinda fun for seeing funny people doing live commentary on crazy shit. Like the convention last night. But that’s about the best I can come up with…

    • Master Contrail Program

      I signed up in 2009 to check it out. After I discovered it was an even more inane version of Facebook I forgot about it.

      Lo and behold, I did an Intellius search on myself and discovered the thing is still active seven years later. Apparently, I’ve been tweeting about diet pills, and various and sundry things the likes of Content.Ad and Taboola promote to my zero followers the entire time.

      • Ghenghis McCann

        I signed up to Twitter some years back. Before I tweeted anything, I got an email from them telling me that I was being followed by three people. Decided not to bother tweeting anything. Must go and check out what’s happening. I’m probably now followed by more people than Taylor Swift.

    • Pirate Jenny

      It is stellar for breaking news (with the caveat that the first reports on any event are possibly wrong).

  • janecita

    She couldn’t even get a fucking designer to make her a dress, for her own movie premiere. She complained about it on Twitter, and Christian Soriano offered to make it for her. Btw, she looked beautiful at the premiere.

  • Jones is the most naturally funny individual I’ve seen on SNL in years.

  • Astraea

    OT, this horror is what stoking fear and giving people guns gets us:
    http://www.rawstory.com/2016/07/teen-knocks-on-the-wrong-front-door-and-gets-shot-to-death-by-a-lover-of-the-second-amendment/

    Massachusetts man, who used his Facebook page to promote the Second Amendment, is being held without bail after shooting through his front door and killing a teen who mistakenly knocked thinking it was a friend’s house.

    Jeffery Lovell, 42, was charged with murder after killing an unidentified 15-year-old Saturday evening, reports MassLive.

    • Spotts1701

      Yup. Gotta shoot first, shoot some more, shoot last, and then when everyone’s good and dead maybe try to ask a couple questions.

      • SessileRaptor

        The only question likely to be asked is “Can I get back to jerking off over my gun collection yet?”

      • Objectifer

        1) Empty magazine.
        2) Evaluate.

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      This will, undoubtedly, quickly descend into the fevered swamp where the fact that a 15-y-o is dead will be obliterated by the broken window and the drinking. It will be stand-your-ground home-is-your-castle boilerplate bullshit before you can say “NRA.”

      • Astraea

        Already started in the comments. Nothing is more terrifying than a tipsy 15 year old!!=

        • Good_Gawd_Yall

          Honey . . . just don’t read the comments, okay? I know there’s a kind of sick fascination . . . but . . . it’s not good for your beautiful soul.

          • Astraea

            Yeah, I should definitely stick to reading the non-existent Wonkette comments section.

          • Dr.Zoidberg

            We non-existently support you.

      • AnOuthouse

        He could have been high on those marijuana pills.

  • YoBunnyBunny

    Haven’t seen the movie yet, but from the reviews I understand that Leslie’s character is supposed to be a history geek. Y’all!!!! A black woman being cast as a history geek gives ALL of the feels!!!!! As a bit of history geek black chick, I am really just sayin’…

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      I fucking hated Scooby-Doo, but if I had to watch it I always rooted for Thelma. The smartest, by a factor of eleventy, and the only one who was ever able to figure out what was going on….I think I’m really going to enjoy Ghostbusters!

    • SessileRaptor

      When I saw the trailers and the line “I know New York” I was really hoping they were going to make her an armchair historian who knows every detail about the city right down to the subway and sewer plans, and from what I’m hearing that’s what they did. Going next monday and can’t wait.

      • Stephen Voss

        To me one line could have covered it “I was gonna go to college, I had the grades, but my mom got sick so I had to go to work”.

      • puipui

        That is pretty much exactly what they did. I was upset before seeing the movie that she wasn’t one of the scientists, but then she started busting out all of the history smarts off the top of her head and it was so awesome. She was smart and self-taught and I loved her.

    • I have several buddies who definitely qualify as ‘geek black chics’. One work pal and I are constantly causing our co-workers to back away in confused horror when we have one of our patented ‘Geek Fests’ on movies, TV, etc. Culturally we work well together: I taught her about “Gee, our old LaSalle ran great!” and she taught me about “Hanging in a chow line!”.

  • Jeff in the desert

    Who ya gonna call? Ghostbusters!!!!

    • pstockholm

      Winner

  • Parchment Scroll

    Dear assholes,

    Please stop.

    Please.

    I’m tired.

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      Beautifully put.

  • anwisok
    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      At the rate today is going, we may approach an event horizon that seemed nigh-on unreachable: The Internet could run out of adorable animal pictures before we run out of the need for them.

      • anwisok

        I have some more ready to deploy, but I fear there may be truth in what you say.

      • parkii

        I have 6 house rabbits and 3 cats, I will try to help!

    • Hairstrike Alpha

      Enough with the cute animals this is just cheap pandering and AWWWWW LOOK AT THE DOGGY with the baby bunnies! Don’t they look tasty, girl? Yes they do, yes they do!

    • Dee Andee

      Thank you! And may I offer my personal WeHeartIt collection of cat pictures?

      http://weheartit.com/DeeAndee7/collections/103001334-pretty-kitties

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    “Which is rather amusing coming from the same types of dudes who probably jerk it to “My Little Pony” porn.”

    Dok and Wonkette Brony libel! Oh come on, someone was going to say it…don’t look at me like that!

    • From one Alpha Haired American to another:

    • Hardly Ideal

      The thing that baffles me about the bronies we seem to hear about is the show they latch onto. From what I’ve gathered, the message from Friendship is Magic is basically “there’s many ways to be a girl, and they’re all good.” Y’know, tolerance ‘n’ shit.

      How that even appeals to these kinds of trilby-wearing fuckasses, I have no idea.

      • Jamoche

        The noisiest assholes get all the attention. I was there when brony just meant “an adult who has noticed this kid’s show is doing Looney Tunes homages”, and you can still find those people, they’ve just eased away from the label.

        • DT

          It’s in this moment that I thank fuck that Steven Universe never attracted these nutters.

          • MrCanoehead

            Shhhhhh!

          • Jamoche

            That has its own set, but they stick to their tumblr echo chamber.

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    Nice going…..awful excuses for humans berate and racistly insult a woman because she had the temerity to be in a movie. You know, I wasn’t really into the new Ghostbusters- not because it’s a reboot of sorts of one of my favorite films as a kid but because it looked like too whacky and colorful of a reboot. It also seemed to use way too much CGI and I want practical effects to make a comeback. That being said, since it is pulling in strong reviews and I am open minded plus thanks to the sexist and racist backlash I’m going to go and see it. I’ll vote with my dollars, thank you….I hope these pathetic CHUDS cause a lot of fence sitters to fall down on the side of seeing this movie.

  • ltmcdies

    I read the beginnings of this nonsense last night.

    Twitter..deal with your shit…this is hardly this first instance of you lot only taking a “stand” due to a backlash. It’s not like numbers of other twitter users don’t get attacked every other day.

  • Angela Ruzzo

    I don’t fully understand where anyone got the idea that social networking sites such as Twitter or Facebook would not provide a wonderful opportunity for verbal harassment. It was inevitable from the very beginning of the creation of such sites. This is why I don’t use either one.

    • Redgyal

      They may have been the original purpose.

      • Angela Ruzzo

        I think advertising money was the original purpose, and then they soon realized that controversy generates cash flow.

        I remember spending a lot of time on AOL chat rooms in 1992 and 1993. There was no harassment or controversy there that I noticed. It was a different world.

        • Jen_Baker_VA

          Moderators. Turns out they were good things. Who knew?

          • Angela Ruzzo

            Manners. Turns out they were a good thing. All gone now.

          • Jamoche

            AOLers weren’t any more (or less) polite than anyone else; when they hit Usenet, it was the beginning of the Eternal September.

          • Angela Ruzzo

            They were very polite in the rooms I hung out in, except for one older guy who wanted to “come and visit me” (fat chance). But I stopped hanging out there in late ’93, so maybe it changed after.

  • Redgyal

    Just a rumor but I heard that men who make fun of women secretly wish they were women themselves.

    • Hairstrike Alpha

      Stop. Roger Stone would be one incredibly ugly woman…do not force me to visualize this.

      • Dr.Zoidberg

        VISUALIZE IT!!!

  • Suttree

    Is this the part where I put in that I renovated the doors on the original Ghostbusters building? /FFS I lost all of those pictures, so I will just put this instead.
    Kitties always make the day better!

  • Squirrel_t_robot

    I love Leslie Jones.

    She’s funny as fvck.

    Twitter can eat shit and die.

  • Bub the Leftwing Zombie

    I have no words. I feel heartsick. The evil and hate in so many people’s hearts, and the willingness to exploit it by the very worst among us, will be the downfall of our species.

  • Tio_Doidinho

    Being able to send a positive note of support to Ms. Jones is one the few upsides to all this.

  • TJ Barke

    Boy, these guys sure showed her. How pathetic and disgusting they all are.

  • dshwa

    Just an “I want my country back” short of a Trump Rally.

    • phoenix00

      That would be a Brexit vote, sadly.

      Trump Rally would be the stupid MAGA caps.

  • chortlingdingo

    This business of the twitter hate at Leslie was a reminder to me of my own white privilege. I was honestly shocked to see that people still utilize the “compare the black person to a monkey/ape” thing. Like, I know very well that there are still racist people out there, but I feel like it demonstrates my privilege that I’ve never seen or heard this in person.

  • Master Contrail Program

    “Yes, it’s true. These “men” have no dick.”

  • sw19womble

    I follow some twitterers for sportsball stuff and funny accounts.

    Twitter’s great, as long as you stay in the shallow end.

  • Portia McGonagal

    Twitter simply expands the reach of people who have been doing this shit since forever but Twitter created this forum and they need to own it and own it seriously. That said, this is a societal problem and there are some sick mofos. And dammit. Now I’m going to have to go see a movie I had no interest in seeing ( I hated the original…don’t send any villagers after me with pitchforks) but ya know , solidarity and shit.

    • Pirate Jenny

      I have a friend who is really, REALLY sensitive to scary things, but still wanted to support the movie; she just bought a ticket online and didn’t go. Of course it’s great to also show up at the theater, but you don’t necessarily have to.

      • Portia McGonagal

        Great idea. I know it’s a tiny thing but it’s one thing I can do.

  • Bub the Leftwing Zombie

    Fuck these racist scumbags…and fuck Twitter

  • OneDemin EOr

    Um, yeah, free speech and all, but free speech has its consequences.
    One of which should be that all interweb access should be immediately terminated to select basements across the country.

    • Dusty Ayres

      The same should also apply to extremists in the left as well.

  • Any adult whose childhood can be ruined isn’t an adult.

    • M H

      So well put! I will credit you when I use this.

  • jen

    That insurance commercial she is in? Funnier than a lot of movies. Gong to see the movie tomorrow. Love her.

    • Pickwicknext

      Enjoy! Webt last Thursday and had a faboo time!
      Also:

  • Bitter Scribe

    “My Little Pony” porn

    I did not need that mental image. I really didn’t.

    • Pickwicknext

      Dude. Rule 34. RULE 34

    • puipui

      Whatever you do, do not google “clopping”.

  • Michael Rush

    I went to Breitbart back in may to see what comments on Harambe the gorilla looked like , stories on Michelle Obama there get MUCH worse ….

    https://s32.postimg.org/mgvrwdddx/breitbart_harambe_racism_w.jpg

    • Peggy’s Pizza House

      I feel like I’m going to vomit. I will never understand these people, never.

  • whitroth

    Well, you know what they are, don’t you? They’re either 16 and living at home with well-off racist parents, or they’re 47 years old, fat, living in a basement, change their underwear at *least* once every 2-3 weeks, and wish they could get laid by a classy black woman.

    And their dicks *are* too small.

    • Kooolest G

      you forgot to say that the 47 year old is still living in their well-off racist parent’s basement
      FTFY

  • Iam Reading

    I don’t go to movies because people simply don’t know how to act in public spaces anymore. That said, I’m taking my wife and daughters to this because the cast is fucking awesome, women as leads/heroines, and I love, Love, LOVE L.J. She is pretty much carrying SNL right now. Also, too, I’m 100% positive I won’t have to deal with MRAs and MGTOWs at the new Ghostbusters, so I don’t have to fear an arrest for manslaughter

  • Ezio

    This is just like the racist crap spewed by white fanboys about a black guy being in the new Star Wars.

    • zerosumgame0005

      same old shit different gender pronoun…stupid is for-fucking-ever

  • Mary4444

    My heart breaks for Leslie Jones to have to receive this horrid crap. I guess the Fox News and Fox Nation regular commenters discovered a new anonymous media platform, Twitter.

    The Fox News and fox nation commenters have been doing this for at least a decade to our lovely, intelligent and beautiful First Lady. Unfortunately, with Twitter, you can’t just go to another website.

    I stumbled across this article while trying to decipher what happened at the RNC last night. And this article just makes me cry. I am so sorry, Leslie Jones. You are a beautiful funny gal.

  • Jukesgrrl

    Leslie Jones is a goddess. Anyone who fucks with her is on my enemies list, if they weren’t already. That is all.

  • Michael Loraine

    Not only is she talented and beautiful, but her hands are easily twice the size of Donald Trump’s (see pic at top)!

  • theblackdog

    I was sick when I first read about this. Leslie in no way deserves any of the crap that was thrown her way and also she was hilarious and not typecast in the new Ghostbuster’s movie. A friend of a friend was talking on Facebook about what she thinks is in Patty’s background and it’s quite interesting and fitting for how her character interacts with the rest of the team.

  • Parchment Scroll

    I intend to go see the movie later this week. I’ve heard it’s better than 2 but not quite as good as the original, and Ghostbusters 2 is a little ways above my cutoff for a good comedy (if Mrs. Parchy and I quote it regularly, it can’t be all bad) so it should be fun!

    Afterwards, of course, I shall conduct an experiment to determine if I can still remember the original movie or if those memories have been replaced, and if I am still a straight white male, or if the movie works some kind of SJW voodoo.

    • King of America

      I am supposed to go see it too, and if it’s nearly as good as 1 I will be quite happy.

      • puipui

        I went in expecting to be mildly entertained while helping to enrage some misogynists, and then quickly realized that Kate McKinnon as Holtzmann was worth the price of admission all by herself.

        I mean, I liked the movie a lot, everyone was good, and I loved Leslie Jones as Patty, but only Holtzmann has made me want to buy another ticket just so she’ll wink at me again.

  • King of America

    Twitter seriously needs to do something about the bigots. It’s totally out of control.

    • Alan

      I would be fine if they just closed shop and went home.

  • Mehmeisterjr

    OK, I’m a grumpy old white guy but what is this supposed MRA outrage all about?

    1. Leslie Jones? I haven’t followed her career a lot and I’m probably not her biggest fan in the whole wide world but she’s gotten honest laughs on SNL, which is a helluva accomplishment for anyone on that fossilized show.

    2. Remaking Ghostbusters with women? So what? This is the oldest Hollywood trick in the book. Sometimes it works, sometimes not. Who gives a good goddam?

    3. Will a new Ghostbusters movie work? Hell if I know. Most sequels don’t work but that’s not a hard and fast rule and I always for root every movie to work.

    4. What is this crap about harassing an actress? This would not be admissible under any circumstances. Fuck you, MRA assholes (with votes?)

  • Celtic_Gnome

    Gosh, who out of the interesting cast of characters in this story is actually wildly successful and reaping the rewards of that success?

  • King of America
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  • pixeloid

    “Which is rather amusing coming from the same types of dudes who probably jerk it to ‘My Little Pony’ porn.”

    Hey, hey, hey! If you’re going to go there, the correct term is “clopping.” Besides, pretty sure sexist MRA types HATE bronies and other “betas.”

  • Longstreet63

    New Ghostbusters wasn’t brilliant, especially as it kept pointing at the manifestly better written 84 film. But she was one of the best things in it.

  • Justno

    I don’t see many movies but I’m definitely going to see this one. It’s the principle of the thing.

  • brook

    “Free speech is great. I am in favor of free speech. Leslie Jones is in favor of free speech. If you really, truly, in your heart, believe that it is beautiful and necessary to say racist-ass things about black people looking like apes or anything like that? You can just say it on your own without dragging Leslie Jones or anyone else into it. Because that’s when it becomes harassment.”

    here he explains some of the reasoning for “gorilla.”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVljtmMevpA

  • Alf moon

    you know she’s racist right. Or do you also have double standards

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