Comedian Leslie Jones has come under fire from her own left-wing audience when she stated as a joke, “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, Brooklyn has become known as the expensive epi-center of America’s hipster culture. While Williamsburg’s hipster culture often reads far left on social issues, the rising quality of the neighborhood puts many of the residents as upper middle class. Combined with the Orthodox Jewish voters, President Trump did win the neighborhood of Williamsburg, one of the few places in mostly far-left New York City.
Leslie Jones came under so much fire from all end of social networking, with a majority of women upset at the comedian for condoning violence against women over politics, as well as the comment being “racist”.
Jones was upset by the controversy, and according to the Daily Mail, Jones “quit” twitter. Before she quit she wrote: “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.”
The Daily Mail has more:
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.