Leslie Jones is back on twitter: ‘Been through a lot, I always get back up’

Special screening of 'War Dogs'
Leslie Jones was subjected to one of the most egregious hacking incidents on a celebrity when someone got into her iPhone cloud, stole her personal photos and posted them on her website along with racist messages and videos. Following that hack, we heard that the cyber crimes unit of The Department of Homeland Security was on the case. Leslie also went silent on Twitter, causing many of us to wonder whether she was ok. Leslie helped uncover some of the horrific racism and trolling on Twitter prior to her hacking, and the messages posted on her site referenced the fact that the hackers were unhappy that she alerted Twitter to the issue. The social networking platform is finally cracking down on racism and hatred and Leslie was instrumental in that, which unfortunately made her a target.

It was thought that Leslie might just have given up on Twitter, which would be completely understandable, but she hasn’t! Leslie posted a message and a clip from The Golden Girls (love that show I’ve been re-watching it with my son and mom) and

Wtf?! pic.twitter.com/RKuJVsHEAH

— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) September 3, 2016

“>some photos of a graphic novel series she’s reading. She also said it’s her birthday, technically it’s September 7, and that she’s celebrating it the entire week. I need to do this.

Her first message back was an intro to the Golden Girls with the voice over “These bitches make me laugh no matter what’s going on.” Agreed, they’re the best. Then she posted this Cinnamon Toast Crunch commercial clip and her commentary made me laugh out loud. In case you can’t listen to this at work (get headphones) she says “Am I the only one who is completely freaked out by these little commercials? She just ate him!

Leslie also retweeted some birthday and well wishes from people including this adorable kid and she thanked future President Clinton for her nice tweet supporting her! Remember Hillary sent her this message:

So Leslie tweeted her back and called her a boo and told her she’s going to be a kick ass President! This makes me irrationally happy.

Leslie also tweeted a ton of other people, including fans of Kate McKinnon (her Ghostbuters costar) and said that McKinnon isn’t on Twitter because she’s too humble.

I’m really glad to see Leslie Jones back and I hope her hackers get caught soon and prosecuted. They didn’t hurt her though, there’s too much love for Leslie. I hope she gets to meet Hillary at some point when she’s President. I just want to read Leslie’s tweets and see her videos of that moment.

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Special screening of 'War Dogs'

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  1. Tara says:

    What she has been through is stomach-churning. I hope people are following this. This all started with Milo from Breitbart. That’s Bannon who is now running Trump’s campaign. This is white supremacy.

    Think about what this human being, Leslie Jones has been through, how they do not view her as human, how they tried to destroy her. In my view it became obvious they hoped to drive her to suicide.

    Please if you have any human decency, don’t vote Trump, and make sure you vote. For Hillary. And a vote for Stein or Johnson is a vote for Trump. I’m sorry if you don’t like that and it offends your sensibilities and sense of moral superiority.

    Don’t @ me. I’ve heard it all. I stopped talking to two Berners this year because their moral narcissism and constant lecturing and haranguing was nauseating and infuriating.

    I’ve heard it all. Again, don’t @ me. Tell it to your buds at the next we’re better than everyone clubhouse meet.

  2. Nev says:

    Twirl on dem haters.

  3. lilacflowers says:

    Such a strong, fabulous woman. And such a sad fact that such senseless hatred and bigotry exists in this country. I hope that, should Hillary win (PLEASE!), she invites Leslie to the inauguration. Those tweets will be epic.

    • Melly says:

      I’m kind of obsessed with Leslie! She is so positive and kind, while also being outrageous and the best kind of crazy. I can’t believe that some one would hate her so much that they would hack her accounts. Some people are just pathetic bigots and racists.
      I would love for Leslie to moderate a debate. That would be sick.

  4. Little Darling says:

    You can’t force an effervescent bubble to stay beneath the surface of the water. She is inspiring and human, so buoyant and uplifting. I’m so happy that she has the skin and humor to make the most of this all. Her positivity could light up a room, and she fights the good fight.

    Nothing but love for Leslie, she AIN’T AFRAID OF NO GHOSTS! ❤️

  5. Jenns says:

    I just went to her Twitter and she’s tweeting clips of the new version of Point Break. And it looks like she’s a Luke Bracey fan. Maybe she’s been reading Celebitchy, lol.

  6. Jade says:

    Slay Leslie, you are amazing.

    • kate says:

      She has such an incredible presence on SNL, seeing her in movies is great. The whole Ghost Busters was an amazing array of great female comedians. The designers not sending hr clothes, typical, Melissa was ignored till she became popular, any women over a size 9 or forbid a plus size is looked at disgustingly. These women, Leslie are beautiful. Her new commercial dials are great. Can’t wit to see her in more films.

  7. Common Sense says:


  8. minx says:

    Love her.

  9. attackofthekb says:

    I am not a fan of nor do I have a twitter but she’s making me want one just to follow her. Off to check to see if she’s on Instagram so I can follow her there. lol

  10. SKF says:

    She is a bloody legend and I’m glad to see her back up being her wonderful effervescent self again.

  11. QQ says:

    YESSSS QUEEN!!! they don’t want you to shine so what you go do? Shine like a Mothafuck!ng Diamond!!! whoo!! Also ? Yesss those Cinnamon toast crunch commercials freak me out cause is like Cannibalism? there is another cereal with chocolate inside that is mad creepy like that, and the Pop Tart ones LOLOLOLO

  12. Snowflake says:

    We love you Leslie!

  13. HeyThere! says:

    My day was just made because my sons birthday is the same day as hers!! Yay! Haters love to hate. Just keep coming back as your beautiful self. That’s all your fans wish for you!

  14. Ellie says:

    Hate her comedy (which is basically a modern day minstrel show) but glad to see she didn’t let the racist abuse get her down.

  15. Ariel says:

    She’s amazing. Can’t wait for SNL to return, her Weekend Update visits are the best!!
    #LoveforLeslieJ all day.

  16. holly hobby says:

    Good for you, Leslie! Stay strong!

  17. Jess says:

    I love her more every day!

  18. pat says:

    You’re cool