"Ghostbusters" opened in theaters over the weekend and took home $46 million, claiming the second spot at the box office.
But that didn't stop trolls from attacking Jones.
Jones, under the Twitter handle @Lesdoggg, was blocking scores of accounts that were sending hateful tweets her way, but then decided to take a different route.
"You know I'm gonna stop blocking so y'all can go through my feed yourself and see the bs. You won't believe the evil. It's f***ing scary," Jones tweeted.
What followed were dozens of tweets with screenshots of racist and misogynistic messages aimed at Jones.
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I don't know how to feel. I'm numb. Actually numb. I see the words and pics and videos. Videos y'all. Meaning people took time to sprew hate— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) July 19, 2016
The landmark restaurant @bridgetfoys was destroyed in an electrical fire in 2017, darkening the corner of 2nd and South for three years... until this week. While it’s not fully reopened, it is BACK as a pop up cafe until the City lifts indoor dining restrictions @6abc pic.twitter.com/ToZxMHYEHI— Christie Ileto (@Christie_Ileto) December 18, 2020
Someone also appeared to create a fake account appearing to be Jones, which was used to send out hate-filled messages.
While the hateful messages flew at Jones, hundreds began backing her up and the hashtag #LoveForLeslieJ started trending.
Under Twitter's current rules, the term "hate speech" is not even mentioned and tweets are allowed as long as they don't make threats of violence, promote violence or engage in the targeted abuse or harassment of others.
Twitter I understand you got free speech I get it. But there has to be some guidelines when you let spread like that. You can see on the— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) July 19, 2016
Profiles that some of these people are crazy sick. It's not enough to freeze Acct. They should be reported.— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) July 19, 2016
In a series of tweets, Jones wrote, "Twitter I understand you got free speech I get it. But there has to be some guidelines when you let spread like that. You can see on the...Profiles that some of these people are crazy sick. It's not enough to freeze Acct. They should be reported."