Late last month, Leslie Jones was the victim of a devastating website hack. Now, she’s reminding us all of the importance of getting back on your feet after devastation.
I don’t care if you think Leslie Jones is funny or not funny, she’s a strong, badass woman. She won’t let anyone — or anything — take her down. No matter who you are, you can learn a thing or two from this talented lady.
Leslie was the victim of hackers who took over her website, JustLeslie.com, in late August. The cowardly hackers posted personal information, private photos from her iCloud and even a photo of a gorilla to the site. It didn’t take long for Leslie’s people to notice the hack and take down the site (it’s still down today).
The 48-year-old didn’t comment on the incident and her Twitter account fell quiet … at least it was quiet until Sunday (Sept. 4). That’s when she spoke out on the social media site in a way only one incredibly tough woman could.
“Thanks to my fans and friends! I’m soooooo ok really. And I will always be funny been through a lot in my life and I ALWAYS GET BACK UP!”
Take that you cowardly, douchebag hackers! Unfortunately, this isn’t the only time Leslie Jones has been the victim of an attack this year. She was also the victim of a bunch of disgusting, racist tweets (because, once again, people are cowardly assholes). During that time, she also took a little time off from Twitter.
She stopped by Late Night with Seth Myers and set a few things straight about those Twitter trolls while reminding us that “hate speech and free speech are two different things.” Watch that clip below and always remember, no matter who puts you down, no matter what gets you down, you can ALWAYS get back up!