Saturday Night Live star Leslie Jones isn’t afraid to speak her mind — and it’s taken her far.
After the comedian live tweeted about the Olympic Games in Brazil a couple of years ago, NBC invited her to serve as a correspondent for the 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro (she’s heading to the Winter Games later this month to do it again). And when she spoke out about racist bullies attacking her on social media, fans rallied to her side. Recently, the 50-year-old star had people talking again after she mused about the prospects of finding love and possibly dying alone.
While working out, Jones took a moment to share her raw and honest feelings on social media.
“Confession I feel like I’m doing it for nothing,” she wrote. “I’m healthy and look good but I really feel like ‘what’s it all for’ if the people you want to notice don’t. I just feel like I might die alone. Sorry that’s pretty heavy today!”
After sharing her thoughts, the comedian received an outpouring of love from fans, and actress Meagan Good also offered her encouragement. “The right people will notice...you are a gift,” Good wrote on Instagram. “Be encouraged sis, you are one of a kind. And you are SOO dope!"
Some questioned Jones’ vulnerability, but the comedian explained that she posts her real feelings because she knows others understand where she’s coming from.
Dating and relationships are hard, and with the numbers showing that more Americans than ever are currently without a mate, Jones gave voice to many people’s concerns. Still, she doesn’t want fans to feel sorry for her — or think that her musings about finding a man means she loves herself any less. Once again she took to Twitter to set the record straight.
“Wow y’all had a party with that post. If there is anyone in the world who loves themselves that is me! It was just a single woman complaining post,” she explained. “Thanks for the love but I think y’all misunderstood. love everything about me just ready for a man to do the same.”