Leslie Jones Shreds Publisher For Big-Money Deal With Right-Wing Troll Milo Yiannopoulos

The comic and actress rips Simon & Schuster for spreading hate.

01/03/2017 04:35 am ET | Updated Jan 03, 2017
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Leslie Jones of "Saturday Night Live" is criticizing Simon & Schuster for its book deal with Milo Yiannopoulos.

”Saturday Night Live” star Leslie Jones says publisher Simon & Schuster is helping to spread hate with its reported $250,000 book deal with Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos.

Yiannopoulos was booted from Twitter last year for abusive comments directed at Jones, which also led to a wave of nasty trolling aimed at the “Ghostbusters” star.

Simon & Schuster said in a statement that, despite the deal with Yiannopoulos, it does not condone hate speech “in any form.”

Jones isn’t buying it.

She fired back: 

She later added, perhaps in reply to some of the trolling comments directed he way:

Jones also got some support from horror master Stephen King, who tweeted a link to a story about her blasting the publisher. She excitedly tweeted back: 

That also led to a long discussion of favorite King books and films by Jones’ followers and the actress herself. She ain’t afraid of no ghosts ... but vampires are another story:

”Saturday Night Live” returns Jan. 14.  

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