Chelsea: Paul Feig responds to racist Twitter attack on Leslie Jones
Director Paul Feig visited Chelsea Handler’s Netflix studio on Wednesday to call out the racist bullies on Twitter who have been terrorizing Leslie Jones.
The release of the Ghostbusters reboot has had its fair share of controversy, with early naysayers criticizing its all-female cast. One of the stars, Saturday Night Live’s Leslie Jones, has experienced an elevated level of criticism in the form of a barrage of racist tweets. The Chelsea video, above, reveals Feig’s reaction to the situation.
“She quit Twitter, is that right? She quit,” said Handler.
“We got her to come back, but she had quit because she had been attacked by the most racist [people],” explained Feig. He went on to describe the experience as one of “pure racism.”
Prior to her break from Twitter, Jones called out her attackers, writing in part, “You won’t believe the evil. It’s f—ing scary.”
Jones returned to Twitter on Thursday, tweeting, “Welp…a bitch thought she could stay away. But who else is gonna live tweet Game of Thrones!!”