I dare a white person to deny the racist motivation behind a hack into Leslie Jones website. The SNL star discovered today that her personal site, JustLeslie.com, had been defaced by a hacker who posted a video of the slain gorilla Harambe at the top of her page along with several sexually explicit nude pictures of Jones that were taken from either her phone or the iCloud.
As if that wasn’t enough, additional pictures of the Ghostbusters actress with other entertainers like Rihanna were uploaded along with all of her personal identification information, including her driver’s license and passport. The site has since been taken down but I doubt that’s done little to ease the mind of Jones whose shared her painful, racist experiences since gaining considerable fame openly.
It was just a month ago that Jones exposed all of the hateful comments she received after the premier of Ghostbusters, with tweeters likening her to an ape, calling her ugly, and saying she lacked grace. On top of that, the comedian couldn’t find anyone to dress her for her movie premiere, with one designer finally stepping forward after she called out the fashion world’s worst kept racist secret.
And now more individuals seem hellbent on making sure Jones gets the message she’s not welcome in Hollywood or the public eye simply because of her appearance, that is being a dark-skinned Black woman.
So far, neither Jones nor her rep have commented on the situation.