Despite a headline in the media implying otherwise, Leslie Jones is marching into the new year with her head held high.
When one of her previous social media tweets became a hot topic for an online media source, the comic made sure to clear the air. Jones shared with fans in a January 2018 post that, despite the work she puts in to look and feel beautiful, it would be lovely if guys took the time to admire her as well.
“Ok back to cardio. But confession I feel like I’m doing it for nothing. I’m healthy and look good but I really feel like ‘what’s it all for’ if the people you want to notice don’t. I just feel like I might die alone. Sorry that’s pretty heavy today!!” wrote the former “Saturday Night Live” cast member at the time.
Jones was surprised when, on Dec. 28, an article was published indicating that the remarks matched her current state, and the post became an issue once more. As far as Jones is concerned, the story and post could not be further from the truth – and she made that point clear while speaking on the subject.
“Ok let’s address this!! This was written literally five years ago. I was just turning 50. This is a very old article that this outlet decided to release like it’s new,” wrote the “Ghostbusters: Answer the Call” actress. “That is not the way I feel and have you seen me lately!! That pic is even old the second is the life I’m living now! I appreciate y’all checking in but as for my house, I’m good! I wish y’all this much prosperity! Happy new year!! #dayumn.”
Fans offered equally supportive words in the comments with some writing, “Beauty!! Keep rocking the shit out of your life!! All love to you, babe!! [fire emoji].”
“You’re beautiful, funny & talented line them up & stop playing sis”
“Who hasn’t had a moment where they felt like saying that? And it’s not easy. Many men are silly.”
Jones, 54, has been outspoken about how her star status hasn’t made dating any simpler for her. Indeed, the actress from “Coming to America 2” has found the whole procedure difficult, even while attempting to use a popular dating app.
“What happened was, you know — I’m Leslie Jones. So they were like ‘Why’s Leslie Jones on a dating app? It must be a fake account.’ So they thought it was a fake account — somebody probably reported me as a fake account,” she explained about the mishap that occurred with her Hinge dating app account. Not one to be shut out of a possible love connection, Jones used her social presence to find a resolution. “I went back on Twitter and was like ‘Umm, excuse me, Hinge — it’s me. Why can’t I find no love, Hinge? No love, Hinge?!’”