Just when I thought the trolls were just annoying internet people in the background, they went and did something completely unforgiveable today and hacked into Leslie Jones website and leaked nude photos. I can’t even begin to describe the amount of rage that rises up in me when I think about how ignorant people in the world are to really hate a black curvy woman so much that they simply cannot leave her alone and let her be successful in peace.
According to the New York Daily news, the hacker also “filled the page with images of the Saturday Night Live star’s driver’s license and passport, revealing her personal information. And because hackers are really, really stupid, a video of Harambe, the gorilla who was shot at the Cincinnati Zoo earlier this summer was posted as the lead image on her website.
For her to have to deal with such malicious hate, and explicit comments about her weight, about her hair, about the color of her skin just makes me incredibly sad. Especially when I think of all the privileged, lifeless talent that fills up Hollywood, someone like Leslie should be defended, and praised by her peers for not only her work but her courageous spirit to keep laughing even when it feels like people don’t want you to win.