Leslie Jones ain’t afraid of no troll.
Whereas discussing the ups and downs of fame with Laverne Cox on her E! collection If We’re Being Honest, the Saturday Night Live alum recalled the intense hate she acquired from web trolls for her function within the 2016 Ghostbusters reboot on this sneak peek on the present’s Nov. 9 episode.
“Individuals have to essentially know the way particular that s–t is,” Leslie instructed the Inventing Anna star. “Not one of the different ladies bought trolled like I did, and I hate to say it like this, but it surely was as a result of I used to be a Black girl. And I hate to say that.”
The movie, which Leslie starred in alongside Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy and Kate McKinnon, received backlash from followers sad with the all-female Ghostbusters lineup. However most of that hate was directed in the direction of Leslie, along with her noting that not many individuals got here to her assist amid the turmoil.
Calling what occurred to her “a disgrace,” the 55-year-old detailed the sorts of abuse she bought from trolls, from individuals spitting on her image to hanging her character’s motion determine to loss of life threats focused at her and her household.