Comedy is important to me and to have a show that is just about how funny it is to be gay seems like a good thing. I was desperate to be involved in that.
—  Kate McKinnon

Jones deserves all the credit in the world for being brave enough to engage in what must have been a devastating experience in order to expose whoever (I like to think it was one loser, many accounts, but that’s probably not the case) sent such purposefully demeaning, hurtful messages her way.Because those are people, who even if they never posted such a tweet before in their lives, had it in them to do that. And that’s really alarming.If one positive arose from this, it’s that #LoveforLeslieJ started trending, and most of those messages were lovely. It was at least some reassurance that there’s common sense out there, not to mention a reminder that Twitter is still a place where tens of thousands of people—black, white, Asian, Hispanic, men, women, gay, straight, etc.—can come together for good.

Why Leslie Jones’ horrifying Twitter experience needs to be talked about.