The SNL actress and comedian has been forced to quit Twitter as she was overwhelmed by the racist slurs she received on the social platform.

On Monday the actress shared some of the grotesque, racist tweets that had been sent her way since the release of Ghostbusters in cinemas:



She later decided to call it a day and quit Twitter ‘with tears and a heavy heart’:


Paul Feig, who directed and co-wrote the Ghostbusters reboot, has called for a Twitter movement of #LoveForLeslie:


 Katie Dippold, who co-wrote the film, has also tweeted in support:


 Some of the celebrities who have come together to rally behind Leslie include comedian Margaret Cho, talk show host James Corden, and actors John Boyega, Elizabeth Banks, Anna Kendrick, Josh Gad, and Zoe Kazan: