Celebrities Are Not Here For The Online Abuse Of Leslie Jones

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Friends, colleagues, and fans offered words of support following the horrifying hack that leaked Jones' personal photos and information.

It was just last month that Saturday Night Live comedian Leslie Jones was bombarded with racist and misogynist abuse that forced her to take a break from Twitter. 

"I leave Twitter tonight with tears and a very sad heart. All this cause I did a movie. You can hate the movie but the shit I got today...wrong," she wrote. 

But, the abuse didn't stop there. Wednesday, nude photos and personal information was posted to Jones' site in the ultimate invasion of privacy, an act steeped in hate and misogynoir. Fans immediately took to Twitter to show their support and Hollywood made it loud and clear that what happened to Jones should not and won't be tolerated. 

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From Ghostbusters director Paul Feig to Questlove, celebs threw all of their love and support behind Jones and condemned the hackers behind the scandal.

Along with support from fans and peers, Jones now has the support of the FBI. According to TMZ, the FBI is investigating and is developing a strategy to track down whoever was behind the hack. 

Jones hasn't commented on the scandal or appeared on social media, undoubtedly taking a break from it all. We just hope the comedian knows that there are tons of people out there who love and support her 100 percent.

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