“Ghostbusters” star Leslie Jones publicly abandoned Twitter , one of several celebrities to do so after becoming the target of sexist and racist abuse on the service.

Jones, who is black, fielded a barrage of Twitter harassment before she gave up, all because, as she put it, “I did a movie.” Twitter users hurled racist slurs, compared the comic actress to the gorilla recently killed at the Cincinnati Zoo and sent Jones obscene pictures.

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