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Leslie Jones Tells Publisher They’re Helping Spread Hate With Milo Yiannopoulos Book Deal

leslie-jones-late-night-seth-meyers-e1473095416385The issues and tension that exist between Saturday Night Live actress Leslie Jones and Breitbart editor and provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos are well-known at this point. The situation got to such a point that Milo was permanently banned from Twitter over accusations that he directed abuse towards Jones.

Last week, it was announced that despite that ban, Yiannopoulos snagged a $250,000 book deal with Threshold Editions, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. The memoir, titled Dangerous, will be available in March.

Well, the published took some heat for signing Milo and issued a statement defending its decision while pointing out it didn’t condone hate speech.

While this statement was released on December 30th, Jones didn’t comment on it until this afternoon, hitting the publisher for what she felt was them helping spread hate.

She also expressed how angry she was and pointing out that she was “tired of stupid people.”

Besides dealing with the targeted abuse on Twitter, Jones also had her website hacked and nude photos of her posted, which led her to step away from the social media platform for a while.

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