Black men are showing support for Ghostbusters and SNL star Leslie Jones after a recent hacking of her iCloud account that resulted in loads of personal info along with nude photos being posted to her website before Tumblr eventually took it down. In the hours and days that followed, thousands showed support for the comedienne on Twitter with hashtags like #LoveforLeslieJ and #SupportLeslieJ.
Black men: let’s show support and love for Leslie Jones. Use the hashtag #BlackMenSupportLeslie
— Brotha B (@BlakeDontCrack) August 24, 2016
Others quickly followed suit to show their support.
#BlackMenSupportLeslie Because of course. I bet LJ is strong enough to take on these lames by herself, but she shouldn’t and doesn’t have to
— jacobi (@jacobi81) August 25, 2016
Because when you attack her, you’re attacking my mother, my sister, my aunt, my niece; You’re basically attacking me! #BlackMenSupportLeslie
— Cyrus McQueen (@CyrusMMcQueen) August 26, 2016
The most disrespected person in America is the black woman. #BlackMenSupportLeslie
— André Swami (@TheVoid217) August 24, 2016
We Black men have failed to support Black women for too long. This needs to change. #BlackMenSupportLeslie
— #BlackAugust (@BlackAutonomist) August 24, 2016
Leslie Jones worked for years to get where she is now. We will not allow a few hateful deviants to steal her joy. #BlackMenSupportLeslie
— D (@Delo_Taylor) August 24, 2016
— Brotha B (@BlakeDontCrack) August 26, 2016
It’s great to see black men standing in solidarity with black women. If only this was the case 100% of the time. What are your thoughts on black men showing support for Leslie Jones?