Leslie Jones’s naked pic hack
Sometimes fame isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
Actress Leslie Jones has certainly endured a rough ride of late. While fans have been extra critical of her revamped Ghostbusters movie, some have also been particularly harsh on Jones.
Mean-spirited trolls have regularly compared the actress to a gorilla, and Jones even went so far as to plead with Twitter to block the racist tech editor of the conservative news site Beitbart who described her performance as “ worthy of a minstrel show”.
Now her detractors have scraped the barrel.
An anonymous hacker has gained access to Jones’s iCloud or phone accounts, and has posted several pictures of Jones engaging in sexual activity with a man.
The site, which has since been taken down, starts off with a video of the slain gorilla Harambe, before showcasing it’s explicit haul of images which, according to one gossip site, appears to show Jones engaging in anal sex.
The reaction to the release of the pics ranged from race baiting to disgust (both at the hacker and Jones’s nude form). Some also questioned why Jones was taking raunchy pics of herself, especially since other celebrities had suffered a similar fate.
Hip hop outfit The Root’s Questlove called the hacking “hate crimes”.
“These acts against leslie jones....are sickening. its racist & sexist. it's disgusting. this is hate crimes. this aint ‘kids joshing round’,” he raged.
Ghostbusters director Paul Feig concurred: “What's happening to @Lesdoggg is an absolute outrage. Alt right, haters, trolls, ‘comedians’, whoever the f--- you all are, you're just sad.”
Earlier this year, after the Breitbart episode, Jones wrote: “I feel like I'm in a personal hell. I didn't do anything to deserve this. It's just too much. It shouldn't be like this. So hurt right now.”
Unfortunately for her, it seems there are people who enjoy making her feel this way.