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#LoveForLeslieJ: Celebrities Take a Stand Against Racist Tweets Directed Toward Leslie Jones

#LoveForLeslieJ: Celebrities Take a Stand Against Racist Tweets Directed Toward Leslie Jones

Just before the "Ghostbusters" premiere, actress Leslie Jones was having a hard time finding someone who would design her dress because she is not "sample size."

Thankfully, Christian Sirano thought that was unacceptable and decided to design Jones' dress. Now in wake of the movie's release, Jones is dealing with racist tweets about her appearance from viewers. After re-tweeting numerous hateful comments, she spoke out and ended the night with a tweet of her own:

Many celebrities have united together to show their love and support for Jones with the hashtag: #LoveForLeslieJ.

"Ghostbusters" director Paul Feig said she is "one of the greatest people I know."

MAKER Margaret Cho said she is an inspiration.

Sophia Bush expressed how we all need Jones' strength.

"Star Wars" actor, John Boyega shared some uplifting words of praise.

Supermodel Chrissy Teigen also took to Twitter to stand up for its users.

Initially, a representative for Twitter offered a statement to BuzzFeed saying they don't comment on individual accounts. After receiving backlash on that statement, Twitter later released another statement that said:

"This type of abusive behavior is not permitted on Twitter, and we've taken action on many of the accounts reported to us by both Leslie and others. We rely on people to report this type of behavior to us but we are continuing to invest heavily in improving our tools and enforcement systems to prevent this kind of abuse. We realize we still have a lot of work in front of us before Twitter is where it should be on how we handle these issues."

NEXT: "Ghostbusters" Actress Leslie Jones Shows Women of All Sizes Deserve Red Carpet Fashion

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