Leslie Jones Pays It Forward on Twitter by Creating a Hashtag for Gabby Douglas

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It wasn’t too long ago that Leslie Jones was being harassed off Twitter by creeps who can’t stand to see her shine. Since then, she’s garnered the support and attention of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and is now helping another beleaguered super star: Gabby Douglas.


On Monday, Jones tweeted that she “just heard” Gabby was getting attacked by people on social media, likely referring to this latest bout of hate, since Douglas has been getting harassed about things like her hair style since winning gold in the 2012 Olympics (plus Jones is likely pretty distracted down in Rio):


She’s got Jack Dorsey on the case, but in the meantime the hashtag #LOVE4GABBYUSA has really taken off. This is my personal favorite tweet:

And it appears to have made a huge difference to Gabby Douglas, who has said of public criticism, “When they talk about my hair or me not putting my hand on my heart or me being very salty in the stands, they’re really criticizing me, and it doesn’t really feel good. It was a little bit hurtful.” It’s so nice when suddenly your mentions are a positive place to be:


More happy Twitter stories, please.

Contributing Writer, writing my first book for the Dial Press called The Lonely Hunter, follow me on Twitter @alutkin

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Yes absolutely of course talk about her not beaming in joy in the stands, let’s ignore the fact that on the day of qualifications for all-around, she immediately hugged Aly and Simone and said “I’m not disappointed at all” and said the exact same to the press afterwards, despite the fact that the freaking NBC commentators were trying their damndest to paint her as the sad reject of the final five. FUCK OFF.