Trolls Are Attacking Leslie Jones on Twitter and She's Taking an Epic Stand

Racist jokes, sexist comments—what is this world right now.

It's straight-up the Internet Apocalypse as far as we're concerned today. Why? Aside from ever-evolving Taylor-gate (opens in new tab), trolls are now attacking the beautiful comedic genius that is Leslie Jones, and it's absolutely disgusting. All you need to know is racism still exists, and it perpetuates itself even more blatantly by people hiding behind a computer screen.

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WHAT IS THIS WORLD?

Two things: 1) See Ghostbusters this weekend, and 2) Don't be like the majority of the people on the internet.

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