#LoveForLeslieJ is going strong. The hashtag went viral earlier this week after a racist troll and his bigoted buddies launched vicious attacks against Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones.
Now, though, she not only has the whole internet standing up for her, but a legendary actor as well.
Original Ghostbusters co-writer and star Dan Akroyd is the latest person to lend his support to Leslie. During an interview with ET Canada on Tuesday, Aykroyd praised Jones as “a great writer, a great comedian” who has overcome “a lot of hardship” on her way to show business success.
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“First of all, they’re insignificant gnats,” he said. “They’re losers. They have no lives of their own. They can probably barely pay for the Wi-Fi they’re using, probably [have] no jobs. I would say you’re looking at obese white men between 50 and 60 who are active [Ku Klux] Klan members or members of the Aryan Nation[s], and there are millions of them.”
Burn! Watch his full remarks below:
It's great that so many people are standing up in support of Ms. Jones, and that fact alone sends a strong message to all the haters out there — you're significantly outnumbered.
Watch how the whole sad story went down with BET Breaks above.
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