- The Washington Times - Friday, July 22, 2016

Comedian Leslie Jones made her return to Twitter Thursday night, after briefly giving up on the social media platform, citing cyberbullying.

“Thanks for the love and support I received! made me feel real special See you later on @sethmeyers #LoveForLeslieJ,” the “Ghostbusters” co-star tweeted Thursday afternoon, promoting her appearance on Thursday’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers.”

“I did not leave Twitter,” Ms. Jones, a “Saturday Night Live” cast member told NBC’s Seth Meyers, “I just signed out because I wanted to deal with what was going on.”

Ms. Jones complained in particular about cyberbullying from gay conservative firebrand Milo Yiannopoulos and his followers.

“The social media site suspended Yiannopoulos’ account after the openly gay conservative called Jones a ‘black dude’ and ‘barely literate,’ ” reported Fox News on Friday. “The dispute was further fueled by a mass of the journalist’s fans, who attacked Jones with racist tweets.”

While for her part “Jones has posted seemingly derogatory comments about white people in the past,” Fox News noted, “Twitter has allowed her account to remain active.”

“In one post from 2014 she wrote ‘ok you white girls are starting to look alike like a mutherf–a. I swear i went to high school with them two girls!#ainteventryingtolookdiff,” noted Fox News. “[I]n another [she] wrote ‘wait a minute is solomon sitting by a white women…#imgonnaf–himup.’”

“A Twitter spokesman wouldn’t address Jones’ past tweets,” Fox News reported, adding that a company representative said via email that “people should be able to express diverse opinions and beliefs” without engaging in “targeted abuse or harassment of others.”

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