Back in July, Leslie Jones and much of the world became aware of an alt-right troll by the name of Milo Yiannopoulos when he "rallied and directed" hundreds of racist trolls against the Ghostbusters star. Eventually, Twitter banned the Breitbart editor from their platform.
But as recently as Friday, Milo Yiannopoulos was still a tolerated member of society—or at least the media—and appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher. The host welcomed him warmly (Larry Wilmore did not). He was also slated as the keynote speaker of a "prominent conservative event" hosted by the American Conservative Union and had a book deal worth $250,000 from Simon & Schuster.
Over the weekend, the fall of Yiannopoulos began. As much of the conservative world finally caught up with common sense, they began to ex-communicate him. This had nothing to do with his racist, transphobic, sexist, or white nationalist actions.
Instead, it was Milo Yiannapoulos' comments condoning pedophilia that finally caused the Conservative Political Action Conference to cancel the Brietbart editor's speaking invitation. His ridiculously lucrative book deal with Simon & Schuster went the same way.
Because Leslie Jones is associated with some of Milo Yiannopoulos' darkest moments, people likely expected her to respond to the latest developments from her once-tormenter. But she did so only briefly. Because while some of the world may have just caught on to the "unapologetic alt-right idiot," Jones has known since July.