Here’s What Happened to the Racist Who Attacked Leslie Jones

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15:  Comedian Leslie Jones attends SNL 40th Anniversary Celebration at Rockefeller Plaza on February 15, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Here’s What Happened to the Racist Who Attacked Leslie Jones

But why are people still standing up for the bigot?

Published July 20, 2016

Following her recent success in the newly released Ghostbusters reboot, Leslie Jones has received her fair share of unwarranted backlash from racist trolls, one being a white, gay conservative journalist whose hateful words cost him big time.

According to TMZ, Milo Yiannopoulos, a tech editor for the conservative online publication Breitbart, got banned from Twitter after Leslie got into a defensive back and forth with him and his followers over an unnecessarily insulting and racist review of the film where he called the comedian "worthy of a minstrel show."

Maintaining her composure and refusing to call Yiannopoulos by his name, Leslie begged for Twitter to step in and handle the situation, and they definitely did.

Though he has been banned from the social media site, the hashtag #FreeMilo began trending shortly after with some users' justification being that his First Amendment rights are being violated.

Yiannopoulos is also a Trump supporter. This was made known when he spoke at a Gays for Trump rally in Cleveland.  

Watch Jesse Williams speak on racism in the BET Breaks video above.

Written by Moriba Cummings


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