In a week when she should’ve been celebrating her first starring role in a big-budget comedy film, Leslie Jones instead had a public breakdown following a barrage of vile tweets from racist Twitter trolls. Among those trolls was Breitbart tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos, a man known for harassing others relentlessly on social media, with little to no consequence, until now. Twitter dragged its feet and took an embarrassingly long time to address Jones’ public pleas to take action—and in turn she understandably declared that she was quitting Twitter out of hurt and frustration. Less than a day later, Twitter finally suspended Yiannopoulos permanently.
And now, Jones is back. On Thursday, she announced her return to Twitter in her typically boisterous, hilarious fashion:
While the origins of the entire situation are incredibly disheartening, it was comforting to see the groundswell of support from Jones’ colleagues and fans that helped to drown out the terrible racists and misogynists. And it’s comforting, if unsurprising, to see that Jones seems to be bouncing back.