Twitter has said it will permanently suspend a number of user accounts for abuse and harassment after Ghostbusters actor Leslie Jones drew renewed attention to the issue and announced she would quit the social media site.
Jones shared some of the racist tweets targeted toward her. One user with the name ‘YellowArmedImposter’ wrote, “Your Ghostbusters isn’t the first to have an ape in it,” which Jones shared with the comment: “I just don’t understand.”
Jones, who is also a regular cast member on Saturday Night Live, publicly pondered over several tweets what would prompt people to “spew hate.”
In one Tweet she says: “I use to wonder why some celebs don’t have Twitter accts now I know. You can’t be nice and communicate with fans cause people crazy”.