Leslie Jones boasts an impressive following on social media that is measured in millions. But that doesn’t mean that she doesn’t have some pet peeves about the social platforms, especially when it comes to Twitter.
Making an appearance on The View on Monday’s episode (July 30), Jones talked about the recent criticism of fellow comedians Dan Harmon, Sarah Silverman and James Gunn regarding old controversial tweets of theirs that have resurfaced. Jones advocated for the comedians, not understanding why the public puts comedians in the positions to be perfect, politically correct humans.
“I think that’s so stupid. It’s just so dumb,” the Saturday Night Live star said. “I’ve been doing comedy since 1986. If y’all go back, y’all are gonna see so much inappropriate stuff, because you can’t hold me accountable for what I did in 1987!”
Jones then urged the public to “stop holding comedians to this standard. Stop doing that. Our job is to make the ugliest stuff funny; that’s our job…we are court jesters, we are clowns. We come out and we make this terrible situation laughable, unless you wanna cry for the rest of your life.”
Jones is currently riding an incredible success wave, with SNL securing an Emmy nomination for the show, serving as Jones’ second nomination.
Watch Jones’ appearance on The View below.