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Leslie Jones quits but then comes back on Twitter

Note from – BeyondElo,

Hello dear followers. Yes BC.com is back. and here’s  the first blog post in one year wrote by my dear co-writer : TK.

Lots of love and gossips y’all!

I went to see Ghostbusters when it came out, even if I originally hadn’t planned too. I was pleasantly surprised, as it was hilarious – especially the first part. It was also the first time I was introduced to Leslie Jones.
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(ghostbusters.com)

Ghostbusters has been plagued from bad press since way before it came out. First by the “nostalgics” who couldn’t understand the gender-bender remake, threatening to go en masse to Rotten Tomatoes to add bad critics as well as boycotting the movie. Then it was all about Leslie Jones… Why was she the only member of the group who is not a scientist, but a “street-smart” POC character?

Fast forward to a few weeks ago, when Leslie got public, saying that no designer came forward to dress her for the premiere. Enters Christian Siriano, who came to the rescue, and I have to say that she looked stunning in her dress, proving the point that you don’t need to be standard sized to get a nice dress.

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(popsugar.com)

And then last week, she made history again by having Twitter bar the user leading the racist attacks against her on the platform. Leslie kept retweeting all the attacks she had been going through during the day and then quit the social media. People started to compare her situation to Taylor Swift‘s on Instagram, where the comments calling out her a snake were all deleted, forcing Twitter to take action.

Looks like she couldn’t stay away from Twitter for long. I guess you cannot really quit social media while you’re promoting a movie. Bad publicity is still publicity, isn’t it?

 

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