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Hollywood Offers Outpouring of Support for ‘SNL’ Star Leslie Jones After Vicious Hack

Aug 25, 2016  •  Post A Comment

The entertainment industry is rallying behind Leslie Jones after the “SNL” and “Ghostbusters” star was the victim of a vicious hacking attack.

Nude photos of Jones were released along with her driver’s license and passport, and a video of a gorilla was posted on her website in what was apparently a racially motivated attack, as we reported previously.

Deadline.com reports that “friends and peers within the entertainment industry have expressed support for her and outrage about the attack.”

“Ghostbusters” director Paul Feig jumped on Twitter Wednesday morning, posting a message that read: “What’s happening to @Lesdoggg is an absolute outrage. Alt right, haters, trolls, ‘comedians,’ whoever the fuck you all are, you’re just sad.”

“Jones’ current and former ‘SNL’ castmates also came to her defense, among them Aidy Bryant, Taran Killam, and Jay Pharoah,” Deadline reports. “The Twitter hashtag #loveforlesliej also began trending throughout the day as fans joined in the near-universal condemnation of the attack.”

Deadline notes that the hack “was the second such attack on Jones, following a campaign of harassment in July that saw Breitbart columnist Milo Yiannopoulos banned permanently from Twitter due to his perceived role in encouraging the harassment.”

Among the many tweets that came out in the wake of the attack, Jay Pharoah wrote: “Yo real talk though..LEAVE LESLIE JONES ALONE!!! She has done nothing to deserve the treatment these BUTT holes are giving her! @Lesdoggg”

Pop singer Katy Perry tweeted: “Do not give your eyeballs to this racist, hate-filled, misogynoir crime. I #StandWithLeslie”

And actress Lena Dunham commented: “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.”

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