"Ghostbusters" star Leslie Jones left Twitter last night "with tears and a very sad heart," after enduring a relentless social media attack from racist followers all day long.
The 48-year-old actress started calling out and re-tweeting some of the most vile remarks sent her way, responding to the commenters themselves while bringing attention to the downright hateful messages she receives on a daily basis.
"Ok I have been called Apes, sent pics of their asses, even got a pic with semen on my face," she said of some of the attacks. "I'm tryin to figure out what human means. I'm out."
She went on to explain that, while she's an actress, she's still a person at the end of the day. "I'm not different than any of you who has a dream to do what they love," she added.
Jones then pressed her fans to call out racism when they see it, and not continue the broken system of silence. "We have to make people take responsibility for the hate they spew," she wrote. "We have to stand up to it. Block mfs but let them know they are racist and spewing hate. Tell them to shut up real talk. Say something."
While she fought back against trolls all day, her famous friends and fans started the hashtag "#LoveForLeslieJ" in retaliation.
Leslie Jones is one of the greatest people I know. Any personal attacks against her are attacks against us all. #LoveForLeslieJ @Lesdoggg