Leslie Jones has been active on social media during the Olympics this year. Jones has been posting funny commentary over her favorite Winter Games events since the opening ceremony. Several Olympic athletes have expressed their appreciation for the humor.
Those fun-filled commentaries may be coming to an end. The Ghostbusters star said she’s facing serious backlash from unknown entities who don’t like her tweets and videos. Leslie said if she’s not welcomed, there’s no reason to continue to tread into the Olympic space.
Fans took to Twitter to give their take on the situation. The comedian began trending in the aftermath of her threat to pull the plug on her unique brand of Olympic coverage. Some even believe that NBC is trying to shut down the unauthorized riffs.
“@NBCSports you are missing the BIG boat by not having Leslie Jones doing commentary on the Olympics. She loves the event, is knowledgeable and LOT OF FUN.”
“@NBCSports let leslie jones do her commentaries unscathed. y’all should be hiring her”
“You keep doing you Leslie Jones. We wouldn’t want it any other way.”
“Leslie Jones is bringing eyes and ears to #Olympics2022 for free and they ban her video commentary ??”
We’ll see if NBC has any sort of response to the backlash against the alleged silencing of Leslie Jones. Leslie was getting a lot of love for the videos from fans. NBC would be out of their minds to miss out on that kind of good PR.
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