I hate people.
Leslie Jones’s iCloud was somehow hacked to gain access to personal, intimate photos of her along with photos of her passport and driver’s license, and then put on her website for all to see. In case you’re wondering why someone might’ve done this, all you have to do is look to all the racist garbage on her site, in addition to personal info, including a video of the slain gorilla Harambe. And, I want to vomit.
Leslie brought widespread awareness last month to the massive problem of racist trolls on Twitter, which led to changes on the social networking platform including the banning of Breitbart journalist Milo Yiannopoulos and erasure of hundreds of thousands of accounts in the same vein. Now, things had calmed down for a while, and the Olympics even invited Leslie to come to Rio and commentate along with meeting athletes and generally having an amazing, one-of-a-kind time. And then, she comes back to her personal identity being hacked, mocked and savagely trolled. Disgusting.
Thankfully, a lot of people have come to Leslie’s side, supporting her, tweeting at her and showing her that not everyone in this world is a total piece of garbage. This goes beyond a hate crime, and cuts deep into our opinion on women of color, women and success, women of age and essentially- how women are still a complete threat to men if they don’t fit in the confines of conventional looks, actions and categorization.
These hackers need to be prosecuted. And HARD.