ghost_zelda (ghost_zelda) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

Leslie Jones posts some stuff on Twitter

Leslie Jones does not appear to be having a very good night. She posted the following tweet shortly before midnight on Tuesday regarding men with whom she had had a meeting, in which she equated real men to men without uteruses:

[Tweet: Yo I'm gonna say this nice as I can! Tired of man bitches! Please dispose of your uterus!! We are in need of real men! I want a caveman! Lol]

After some people pointed out the transphobia in the above tweet, Leslie chose to offer the following dismissive reply:

[Tweet: To all trans men I'm not talking to you! Does everything have to go that direction. Talking to the men that act like bitches!! Good Grief!!]

Apparently Leslie doesn't know when to stop talking, as she has since followed up with the following:

[Tweets (in chronological order, aka reverse to posted image):

"@BuildingJesse oh I can say more. Cause you taking it out of context. I was talking about the men I'm meeting. You must be one."

(retweet from @JoshMcGannnn) "@Lesdoggg can't even make a joke without being scrutinized.. everyone needs to chill ASAP"

"@SportScribeCA and explained it wasn't like that. I'm a fucking comic. I was talking about the men I meet. Good grief!"

"@pigwhodoesntfly inform me of what they can't understand a joke. I didn't say anything about trans men. Good grief!!"

"@ozeaneyes @connerk I was talking about the men I meet now act like bitches!! That's what I meant! Y'all not that dumb for real you not"]

Apparently transphobia is okay if (1) you're a comedian and (2) a local gay™ (see retweet) says it's okay. Fight me, Leslie.

Sources: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Do you like to excuse transphobia by calling it comedy, ONTD? Happy Wednesday. Tweets have been typed out for accessibility reasons and also to accomodate those of you whose browsers don't always show images.

Mods--since Leslie took down the tweets, screenshots have been included. The sources are for the original tweets, which have since vanished into the abyss. I have included screenshots of the replies and retweets in case they are similarly deleted. Shout out to kimsungkyu for the screenshots of the original tweets.

EDIT: Yes, the above tweets are sexist and misogynist. However, the contents of the post focus on transphobia because that is the basis upon which people on twitter were calling her out (at the time of posting). Please do not view my omitting a discussion of sexism and misogyny as a dismissal of these concerns; she fucked up in that regard as well.
Tags: lgbtq / rights, saturday night live (nbc), sexism, you in danger
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