Leslie Jones has responded after Milo Yiannopoulos’ book deal was canceled by Simon & Schuster.
The Saturday Night Live star tweeted, “You guys are giving him too much energy. I was done the day I blocked him & got his ass banned. Been done and moved on. He has no space here!”
Earlier Monday, Yiannopoulos’ Dangerous was shelved, and his invitation to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference was rescinded after the Breitbart News editor made comments that seemed to defend pedophilia.
“In the homosexual world particularly, some of those relationships between younger boys and older men, the sort of coming-of-age relationships in which those older men have helped those young boys to discover who they are and give them security and safety and provide them with love and a reliable — and sort of a rock where they can’t speak to their parents,” Yiannopoulos said in an interview with The Drunken Peasants.
Jones reaction to Yiannopoulos’s scandal comes after the pundit targeted harassed the actress online last summer when her film Ghostbusters was released. The actress reported the controversial conservative to Twitter, and the company subsequently suspended his account.
Yiannopoulos defended his comments about Jones during his Friday night appearance on Real Time with Bill Maher. “I wrote a bad review of the movie. I said she look like a dude; she does,” he said. “I said she’s barely literate; she is. And I simply don’t accept that the star of a Hollywood blockbuster is sitting in a Hollywood mansion crying over mean words on the internet. Get over it. Mean words on the internet don’t hurt anyone.”
See Jones’ tweet below.