Daily Mail reports:
Leslie Jones faced backlash after making a joke about white people who claim to support Black Lives Matter during her stand-up routine in New York.
Jones, 49, said: ‘If I see another 45-year-old white woman from Williamsburg saying “black lives matter,” I’m going to punch you in the mouth.’
Williamsburg is a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York known for being an epicenter of American hipster culture.
The Ghostbusters star and Saturday Night Live cast member added: ‘Stop doing that.’
The joke was part of her routine at Carolines Comedy Club in New York City, the New York Times reported.
Other jokes she covered included the hacking of her personal website last summer and protests following the inauguration of Donald Trump.
Hackers briefly took over her website last summer, posting a photo of the deceased gorilla Harambe and nude photos of Jones on her website.
Some people took to Twitter to blast Jones for what they saw as her criticizing white involvement in the Black Lives Matter movement.
One user, ‘Jewhadi,’ wrote: ‘Racist. Leslie Jones makes fun of white women supporting Black Lives Matter under the guise of “comedy.”‘
Last year, Jones was trolled by the recently disgraced Milo Yiannopoulous.
She was compared to an ape and was sent pornography by users.
She wrote on Twitter following the controversy: ‘I feel like I’m in a personal hell. I didn’t do anything to deserve this. It’s just too much. It shouldn’t be like this. So hurt right now.’
Shortly after, Twitter banned Milo Yiannopoulos, the inflammatory right-wing commentator who had been a ringleader of those attacks.