Leslie Jones has gone from being defeated by Twitter to completely owning Twitter in less than a month. Only a few weeks ago the actress felt so destroyed by racists and sexists on social media she thought about quitting completely. Now, Jones has risen from the ashes (just like that Katy Perry song) by showing her deep enthusiasm for Olympic competition. Jones' hilarious commentating (a million times better than anything on TV, TBH) has actually gotten her invited to the ceremonies themselves!
Jones started tweeting out quick seconds-long videos of herself watching various events at the Olympics. Her complete sincerity and unabashed passion for the competitions are totally infectious. Here's a sampling of her unique coverage:
Now, Jones might be getting on a plane and heading to Rio herself. An NBC higher-up reached out to Leslie over, what else, Twitter:
Looks like after some initial suspicion, Jones started packing her bags:
Hey! Turns out the best way to defeat angry internet trolls is by showing unbridled passion and joy! Who woulda thunk?!
Congrats to national treasure Leslie Jones on her new position unofficial position of Olympics Correspondant of my heart.
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