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'Topple the Patriarchy!': Emmys Get Political

Talk of diversity, online harassment, and Trump infiltrated the awards

(Newser) - It's not surprising that, in a tense election year, politics and other weighty topics made a prominent appearance at this year's awards, per the AP . How they were broached, with both seriousness and a touch of levity:
  • First, the explicit shout-outs to Election 2016: Jeb (with an exclamation
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Leslie Jones' Crime: Being a Vocal Black Woman

Such women are 'criminalized' in our society, writes columnist

(Newser) - The latest awful online attack endured by Leslie Jones reminds Paste writer Shannon Houston of a sad reality: Our society can't seem to tolerate "carefree black girls." Houston argues that people are fine with black women if they are calm and gracious, like, say, Michelle Obama or... More »

Hollywood Leaps to Leslie Jones' Defense

Comedian has yet to comment on the attack

(Newser) - Hollywood is rallying behind Leslie Jones after a hacker leaked nude photos and other personal info about her. "Yo real talk though..LEAVE LESLIE JONES ALONE!!! She has done nothing to deserve the treatment these BUTT holes are giving her!" tweeted Jay Pharoah on Wednesday. His was just... More »

The Online Attacks on Leslie Jones Just Got Much Worse

Hacker leaks her personal info and nude photos

(Newser) - Comedian and actress Leslie Jones continues to be the victim of horrific online abuse for the crime of appearing in a Ghostbusters reboot. On Wednesday, Jones' website was hacked, with someone posting nude photos of the Saturday Night Live star, as well as images of her driver's license and... More »

Leslie Jones Doesn't Let Racists Win, Returns to Twitter

'Who else is gonna live tweet Game of Thrones,' asks the 'Ghostbusters' star

(Newser) - It appears it will take more than a bunch of racists to keep Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones off social media. The New York Daily News reports Jones quit Twitter "with tears and a sad heart" this week after what she describes as a barrage of "evil" tweets directed... More »

Twitter Bans Breitbart Editor Over Leslie Jones Abuse

Site is cracking down on 'targeted abuse'

(Newser) - Twitter has promised to crack down on "targeted abuse and harassment," and it appears to be serious about it: A conservative writer accused of leading a hate campaign against Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones was banned from the site Tuesday, BuzzFeed reports. Milo Yiannopoulos, Breitbart.com's tech editor,... More »

Ghostbusters Star Exits Twitter Over 'Evil' Tweets

Wow

(Newser) - As Slate notes, the stars of the new Ghostbusters have been on the receiving end of some pretty mean comments from internet denizens who aren't happy the ghost-busting team is made up of all females this time around—but Leslie Jones, who is black, has had it the worst,... More »

Goofy Ghostbusters 'Silences the Backlash'

Kate McKinnon resembles 'a young Bill Murray'

(Newser) - Remaking Ghostbusters was never going to be easy. Luckily, an all-female cast wasn't afraid to answer the call. While audiences—who may or may not have read the hate blanketing the web —give this summer's reboot a 44% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes , most critics are counting... More »

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