The people who hacked Leslie Jones’ personal website and posted her private nude photos, as well as horrifyingly dangerous personal information, did so for a simple reason. You don’t have to know who they are to know what that reason is. Leslie Jones is a strong, confident, unapologetic black woman, and her skyrocketing success as such offends them. These monsters want to tear her down, to kill her spirit and stop her success.
But it’s not going to work. I can’t possibly imagine what Jones must be feeling right now, but this will not stop her career or her spirit. Please— PLEASE— don’t search for those photos. Don’t look at those photos. Instead, here are eight pictures of Leslie Jones that tell us more about who she is than her illegally exposed body.
Her body is beautiful. She is proud of her body.
But her body belongs to her and ONLY HER.
For the racist, misogynistic assholes who want to make American great again: She fucking IS America.
She’s a goddamn Ghostbuster.
Her success is undeniable.
Look how beautiful she is in her custom-made Christian Siriano Pretty Woman fabulousness. Look at her joy.
Pretty much everyone who’s ever worked with Jones describes her as joy and love incarnate. She will come back from this.
This is who she is.