On Wednesday (Aug. 24), it was reported that Leslie Jones’ website was hacked and a plethora of personal information was leaked — including the comedian’s driver’s license, passport and private photos — and her celebrity peers are speaking out about breach in full force, including Katy Perry.
This isn’t an isolated attack against Jones: She has been the target of racist tweets since the release of the Ghostbusters remake, in which she starred, prompting her to exit social media for a while.
Following Wednesday’s hack, dozens of celebrities took to Twitter to express their distaste for the breach of privacy and the racist and sexist attacks on Jones. Katy Perry took to Twitter to show her love for Leslie, using the hashtag #StandWithLeslie, which has since been widely used across the site.
Do not give your eyeballs to this racist, hate-filled, misogynoir crime. I #StandWithLeslie ??
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) August 24, 2016
Patricia Arquette, Gabourey Sidibe, Alyssa Milano, Octavia Spencer, Nia Vardalos, Patricia Heaton, Kathy Griffin and Ghostbusters director Paul Feig also rushed to Jones’ defense on Twitter.