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Leslie Jones’ Olympics Tweets Are So Intense, NBC Invited Her to Rio

Leslie Jones at the Ghostbusters premiere.

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It was about time comedian Leslie Jones had a good experience with Twitter. Following her run-in with a racist mob led by Milo Yiannopoulos, Jones left Twitter, returning after Yiannopoulos was permanently banned. Saturday, the Ghostbusters actress’ return to the social media platform paid off when Jim Bell, executive producer of NBC’s Olympics coverage, caught wind of her Olympics tweets. To say she is an enthusiastic supporter of Team USA is putting it mildly. Here, for example, is her Olympics-watching outfit:

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Jones has set up a multiscreen lair to follow and cheer for more than one event at once:

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And she’s been tweeting commentary on virtually everything that happens at an incredible pace and an intensity level that puts even the most dedicated superfans to shame.

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The only thing Jones wasn’t thrilled about was NBC’s coverage:

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So, apparently on the theory that Jones could be a powerful ally or a dangerous enemy, executive producer Jim Bell invited her to join NBC in Rio de Janeiro:

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Bell assured her it was a serious offer and said he would be in touch Sunday. It’s unclear if or how Jones will travel to Brazil, but her high-energy Olympic coverage continues on her Twitter feed. If she makes the trip, gold medals to the NBC sound crew if they manage to prevent microphone clipping when Team USA’s most exuberant fan starts cheering.

See more of Slate’s Olympics coverage.

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