Leslie Jones had a tough week. After her film Ghostbusters premiered, the actress received a barrage of racist and sexist comments on Twitter. The social network, which is known for its lax approach to fielding damaging and hurtful comments, eventually stepped up to the plate and banned journalist Milo Yiannopoulos who was at the helm of the abuse.
Since the verbal attacks, Jones was rumored to have left the social network and she’s remained relatively mum. The actress recently made an appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers to address the incident.
On Late Night, Leslie voiced her concerns about Twitter’s inability to handle those breaking its terms of service, but she assures us that she did not quit. She simply logged off because she had enough.
“It’s like that’s my favorite restaurant,” she said. “I love the food there. Three people just got shot in front of me. Y’all need to get some security.”
Jones admitted that when she voiced her concerns about abusive comments to Facebook, they immediately took action, but with Twitter, it was a lot more difficult. She eventually worked with Twitter’s CEO Jack (“It’s just Jack”) to ban numerous abusive accounts. She’s like the real life Ghostbuster of Twitter trolls!
Hopefully, this incident will inspire Twitter to crack down. Check out Leslie’s interview in the video above!