Leslie Jones Responds To Controversy Surrounding SNL Debut: “If Chris Rock or Dave Chappelle did that joke…they would be called brilliant”

For what could have been looked at as a celebratory moment for Leslie Jones and Saturday Night Live since the show’s backlash over diversity, quickly turned into a moment that had many upset with the comedians debut this past Saturday. In response to the criticism on her sketch appearance for the shows usual “Weekend Update” which had some jokes on slavery, Leslie took to Twitter to share her thoughts on the matter. Check out her response below. Thoughts?

“Ok I wasn’t gonna say any thing because I know that dumb people know how to use the computer too, but now this is so ridiculous.Where is the rape idiots. I said nothing about rape you fucking morons. I was talking about being match to another strong brother. Not being rape by white man. What part of this joke that wasn’t true? I would have been used for breeding straight up. That’s my reality.And it saddens me that BLACK PEOPLE bitch and moan about the most stupid shit. I’m a comic it is my job to take things and make them funny. to make you think. Especially the painful things. Why are y’all so mad. This joke was written from the pain that one night I realized that. Black men don’t really fuck with me and why am I single. And that in slave days I would have always had a man cause of breeding. If anybody should be offended is white folks cause it’s what they did. Y’all so busy trying to be self righteous you miss what the joke really is. Very sad I have to defend myself to black people. Now I’m betting if Chris Rock or Dave Chappelle did that joke or or jay z or Kanye put in a rap they would be called brilliant. Cause they all do this type of material. Just cause it came from a strong black woman who ain’t afraid to be real y’all mad. So here is my announcement black folks, you won’t stop me and Im gonna go even harder and deeper now. Cause it’s a shame that we kill each other instead of support each other. This exactly why black people are where we are now cause we too fucking sensitive and instead of make lemonade out of lemons we just suck the sour juice from the lemons. Wake up. I wouldn’t be able to do a joke like that if I didn’t know my history or proud of where I came from and who I am. My dad is the biggest militant in the world and he would have loved that joke. My grandmother went to jail for whooping two white men asses for attacking her she also was 6’2 and strong. And she laughed her ass off. Get over yourself and you might as well get use to it cause I’m good at what I do and I ain’t going NOWHERE!!! #bouttowakemfsup. Sorry had a moment, can’t when over the haters i am not the jackass whisperer. that is all…”

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