Thanks to Her Amazing Live-Tweeting, Leslie Jones Has Been Invited to the Rio Olympics
Given available evidence since Friday night, we're going to go out on a limb here and say that Leslie Jones might just be the No. 1 fan of the Games — flag costume and all. How do we know? She's been live-tweeting the Olympics since the opening ceremony kicked off, and the missives are seriously entertaining.
Reading her tweets is like watching the Games with your hilarious best friend, and her enthusiasm is genuinely contagious. She's been cracking jokes and even been watching multiple events at the same time — all while bringing us the hilarious combination of her own brand of humor and Team USA pride. And apparently the NBC officials are hooked too, because they've invited her to fly out to Rio to watch the Games.
We really hope this works out because watching Jones in that red, white, and blue outfit cheering from the sidelines would be majorly satisfying. Plus, she definitely deserves a little love after the cyberbullies she's been dealing with over the past few weeks. First, she won NBC over with amazing tweets like these:
Yep I love the Olympics it's the only time all countries come together to compete! I love it!! pic.twitter.com/YQue72tQ5c— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) August 6, 2016
Water polo? How they get the horses in the water?! I kid I kid! Olympic humor!! Lmao having so much fun!!— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) August 6, 2016
I got two ways to watch the OLYMPICS!! CHEAH!! USA!! pic.twitter.com/RVkbmEiUWG— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) August 6, 2016
And then this happened (Jim Bell, by the way, is the executive producer for NBC's Olympics coverage):
Hope to see you tweeting from Rio soon, @Lesdoggg!
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