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Leslie Jones taps Mr. Robot to find her website hacker

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Alex Schaefer/NBC

Leslie Jones continues to bounce back from her website hack through comedy. After making fun of the situation on stage at the Emmys, the comedian used Mr. Robot as inspiration for a sketch on the matter for this weekend’s Saturday Night Live premiere.

The episode, hosted by Margot Robbie, featured Pete Davidson as Elliot, played on the USA series by Emmy winner Rami Malek. Jones tracks him down to a coffee shop, saying, “You gotta help me find out who hacked my pics, who got all my little nasties.” 

After investigating the Ghostbusters star’s practically archaic Windows 95 software, Elliot discovers the hacker is really Jones herself, having somehow managed to back up her photos directly to her website. “Well, I got a photo shoot with Amtrak magazine that I’m two days late for, so thanks for this,” she says. 

Watch the sketch below.

Jones’ website hack resulted in the public leaking of personal photos to the web after she received racist and bullying messages on Twitter. While on stage at the Emmys with the accountants from Ernst & Young, she joked, “Don’t nobody want to know about boring Emmy secrets, OK? But since you’re good at keeping things safe, I got a job for you: My twitter account! Put that in the vault, please.”

She added, “Y’all over here using your skills to protect Best Voiceover in a French Sitcom. Meanwhile, I’m butt-naked on CNN! I just wanted to feel beautiful, y’all! Can’t a sister feel beautiful?”

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