Grammy Nominations 2017
Leslie Jones Returns to Twitter After Website Hack
Leslie Jones is back on Twitter and in good spirits as her series of tweets suggested on Sunday (Sept. 4). Jones tweeted her love for Golden Girls the HBO series, Vice Principals and Hillary Clinton along with her anticipation for celebrating her upcoming birthday week.
"Thanks to my fans and friends! I'm soooooo ok really. And I will always be funny been through a lot in my life and I ALWAYS GET BACK UP!" tweeted Jones on Sunday morning. Followed by tweeting her love of the healing power of Golden Girls.
Thanks to my fans and friends! I'm soooooo ok really. And I will always be funny been through a lot in my life and I ALWAYS GET BACK UP!— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) September 4, 2016
"I don’t care what nobody say, these bitches make me laugh no matter what the hell is going on. For real!" the actress said of Golden Girls in a video she tweeted.
Jones also tweeted a photo of the book 100 Bullets with the caption, "Man if I had this briefcase....I dint know mane. Love these books!" The book tells the story of a man given a briefcase with 100 bullets and an untraceable gun which causes the the character to question if he should get revenge on the people who did him wrong in his past.
So let's make my birthday week THE BOMB!! Cause I'm about to act a fool YALL!! CHEAH! #LJBDAY— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) September 4, 2016
Jones’ Ghostbusters director, Paul Feig, welcomed Jone's return to social media, tweeting “You are the greatest, Ms. Jones. Simply the greatest. #LeslieJonesRules.” Feig helped spark #LoveforLeslieJ as a trending topic on the site after he tweeted a message standing up for the actress in response to the large amount of internet attacks towards her in July.
Jones even answered Twitter questions from fans throughout Sunday morning. She called Beyonce the “modern day Tina Turner," answered that the perfect gift she could receive on her birthday is “strong weed" and tweeted, "WTF?" at a cinnamon toast crunch commercial. She also shared what she's currently watching this summer, calling HBO's new show Vice Principles "really funny."
I love Golden Girls! pic.twitter.com/dfVCFQ3TWP— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) September 3, 2016
It's been a bumpy love-hate relationship between Jones and Twitter since she was criticized with racist tweets from many users after the female ensemble of Ghostbusters opened in July. Jones shared her distress which later involved Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey who suspended user and Breitbart Editor Milo Yiannopoulos from the site for sending hateful messages to the star.
Jones later returned to twitter to live-tweet the 2016 Rio Olympics which had a positive streak until her website was hacked with nude photos and Jones' driver's license and passport info, prompting her to leave the social media site. Patricia Arquette, Octavia Spencer, Jay Pharooah and even Hillary Clinton tweeted their support for Jones during the incident. She's now back under her original twitter handle @Lesdoggg and even tweeted back at Clinton supporting the Democratic presidential nominee.
This article originally appeared in THR.com.