News Editor Trolls Ghostbusters Actress; Banned from Twitter

Did you know that you could get banned from Twitter for life? I didn’t!

I think the only winner here is the Columbia Pictures, which distributes the movie.

Twitter gave Yiannopoulos the boot on Tuesday following critical comments he made to actress Leslie Jones, one of the stars of the new “Ghostbusters” movie. He has been critical of the Sony release — which is a female-centric remake of the 1984 comedy — and was one of many who sent Jones, who is a black woman, negative tweets.

Yiannopoulos, who hails from Britain and is openly gay, had amassed a Twitter audience of close to 338,000 followers. Attempts to access his feed on Tuesday resulted in an “error” message: “The account you are trying to view has been suspended.”

A Twitter screenshot of the suspension notice published by Breitbart informs Yiannopoulos that he was banned “for repeated violations of the Twitter Rules, specifically our rules prohibiting participating in or inciting targeted abuse of individuals.”

Read the full story at the Los Angeles Times here.

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Author: Nicholas

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