Leslie Jones was the victim of a vicious hack on her website yesterday, with her nude photos and personal information, including her driver’s license and passport photos being posted. Thousands have voiced support for Leslie, labeling the attack racist and sexist, using hashtags like #LoveforLeslieJ and #SupportLeslieJ. However, a new hashtag came up that may have been a bit of a surprise, but also very welcome. Twitter user @BlakeDontCrack created the hashtag #BlackMenSupportLeslie for black men specifically to show support and love for Leslie Jones.
Black men: let’s show support and love for Leslie Jones. Use the hashtag #BlackMenSupportLeslie
— Brotha B (@BlakeDontCrack) August 24, 2016
Others began to follow suit, showing an outpouring of positivity and empathy for Leslie.
#BlackMenSupportLeslie Because of course. I bet LJ is strong enough to take on these lames by herself, but she shouldn’t and doesn’t have to
— jacobi (@jacobi81) August 25, 2016
#BlackMenSupportLeslie we need this ht bc they not mad about a ghostbusters remake, its about a black women that doesn’t fit the archetype.
— Trav the GOAT (@Trav_theGOAT) August 25, 2016
— Naijaboi (@chuk_smoov) August 25, 2016
— An‐drä‐je‐nes 3000 (@hautcommodity) August 24, 2016
— PushBlack (@wearepushblack) August 24, 2016
Malcolm X said the most disrespected, unprotected, and neglected person in America is the black woman. Fact. #BlackMenSupportLeslie
— whoever threw dat paper, ya mom’s a hoe (@theheartless06) August 25, 2016
We gotta come through for women. They always come through for us. #BlackMenSupportLeslie
— Reef (@ShareefJackson) August 25, 2016
— Tory Russell (@VanguardTNT) August 24, 2016
#BlackMenSupportLeslie because BW bear the brunt of the most vicious attacks while also being asked to do the most work for everyone else
— C.E. Little (@ItsMrLittle) August 24, 2016
Leslie has put so much time and paid her dues in this industry this is her time to shine. #BlackMenSupportLeslie
— Barry Gordy (@branfire) August 24, 2016
@Lesdoggg We absolutely love and support you in this world and the next!
— Donta Henson (@DontaHenson) August 24, 2016
— we all came from the mother🌍 (@tonegodspeed) August 24, 2016
Because that’s our sister
— Muhammad (@330Kingish) August 24, 2016
I got mad love for you sis. #BlackMenSupportLeslie
— 🔥Everything’sFine🔥 (@OpiniontdBlkGuy) August 24, 2016
Black men: let #BlackMenSupportLeslie become a rallying call for us to do a better job supporting Black women.
— Brotha B (@BlakeDontCrack) August 25, 2016
I wish I could retweet that last tweet over and over again.
Women also began using the hashtag, thanking @BlakeDontCrack and other men for their efforts and showings of love.
— Optimus Fine (@sunnydaejones) August 25, 2016
#blackmensupportleslie reads like a love letter from black men to black women. Didn’t realize how much I needed this.
— Issa Darling (@allygyrl702) August 25, 2016
— Liz Lawless ❄️😈 ❄️ (@LizWill99) August 25, 2016
We are SO here for this hashtag — it’s beautiful to see black men stand up for Leslie like this.