On Thursday night, during her stand-up performance at Carolines in New York City, Leslie Jones decided to turn her hacking scandal into a hilarious set of jokes. During this past summer, Jones had experienced her personal website being hacked, which resulted in explicit images being placed on the Internet. The photos included her license and other personal information. As a result, the Ghostbusters actress went into hiding.
Jones eventually returned to Saturday Night Live but Thursday night was the first time that the comedian truly opened up and talked about it.
According to the New York Times, the 49-year-old comedian spoke on it during her set, “Now I got to explain this to my aunties. They old, and they from civil rights. They just now getting computers.”
Jones used the opportunity to imitate one of her aunts as well, “She was like, ‘Was it the Klu Klux Klan?'” She examined her niece’s anatomy and added, “I didn’t raise you like that.”
“Just got back to sleep, auntie. Don’t turn the computer on,” was how Jones said she responded.
The comedian has also been a victim to the ruthless Twitter trolls and she spoke out to thank her friends and fans for their support during the stormy period. She made a promise that she would always be funny and apparently, the promise was kept because she explained to the audience that when the hacking incident occurred, she laughed. She added, “I was like, they don’t understand how many people I’ve actually tried to show that too. You really just helped a sister out. Thank you for the distribution.”
During the Emmy Awards, Jones used that opportunity to also make fun of her scandals that have occurred on the Internet when she appeared on stage she made a joke by asking for online protection from Ernst & Young employees.
During the joke, she said, “Y’all over here using your skills to protect best voice-over in a French sitcom. Meanwhile, I’m butt-naked on CNN.”