Leslie Jones came back for Game Of Thrones
Leslie Jones tweeted for the first time yesterday after calling out her harassers earlier this week. Twitter finally responded to her requests to have racist accounts taken down. Here’s how she came back:
Welp...a bitch thought she could stay away. But who else is gonna live tweet Game of Thrones!!— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) July 21, 2016
Leslie Jones live-tweeting Game Of Thrones is, indeed, one of the highlights of Twitter. And if you’ve never seen the televised version of her live-tweeting Game Of Thrones, I’ve embedded the video below. It is the best. Her Rickon Stark comment about zig-zagging is probably the most widely known. Then she met Rickon and told him in person. Have you seen this?!
Ok I met Riccon today!! Watch pic.twitter.com/Mv3KpvKtJ4— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) July 9, 2016
But it’s still not better than the outpouring of support and encouragement that Leslie has received this week. Because, let’s face it, society doesn’t often rally around women like Leslie. We know that there’s a hierarchy of sympathy, even among celebrities.
Still, Leslie Jones is a celebrity. And people who don’t enjoy the luxury of celebrity are victims of hate speech all the time without rescue, something she and Seth Meyers addressed last night on his show. That said, even after her return, Leslie continues to get assholes being assholes in her mentions. The smile is back though. And it’s such a great smile.