Ok back to cardio. But confession I feel like I’m doing it for nothing. I know it not I’m healthy and look good but I really feel like “what’s it all for” if the people you want to notice don’t. I just feel like I might die alone. Sorry that’s pretty heavy today!! pic.twitter.com/Dla9RHD5EX
— Leslie Jones 🦋 (@Lesdoggg) January 30, 2018
Leslie Jones may seem like she has it all — she scored a correspondent gig to cover the Winter Olympics on NBC — but she’s still struggling with her body image.
In a candid tweet, the comedian confessed that while she’s trying to get in shape, she feels “like I’m doing it for nothing.”
“I know [I’m not] healthy and [I don’t] look good but I really feel like ‘what’s it all for’ if the people you want to notice don’t,” she said Tuesday, Jan. 30. “I just feel like I might die alone. Sorry, that’s pretty heavy today!!”
Jones, who usually keeps things lighthearted on social media, has been down a similar road before. In 2016, Twitter trolls attacked her with racist messages and memes at the behest of ousted conservative reporter Milo Yiannopoulos leading to a brutal fight to get his account shut down. This after Jones lamented the fact that no designers wanted to create a dress for her to wear to the premiere of her movie, “Ghostbusters.”
Yet fans rallied around the actress then and they did so again Tuesday, encouraging the “Saturday Night Live” star to push through.
“Leslie. I’m a minister [and] I can tell you that everyone dies alone,” someone said. “Be healthy for you. Don’t give so much power to men or objects of desire. Be your own romance. Get your own power back. I’m rooting for you.”
“Do it for you, gorgeous,” said another. “You are loved.”
A separate fan recommended a life coach.
“Here’s a Black woman who [successfully] helps other Black women create the dating life they want,” he said. “She’s a delightful [and] insightful person with happy clients. @Imani_Yvonne”
And others praised Jones’ inspirational message and for being so open about her struggle.
Thank you for sharing this and being real. You’re letting tons of people see that we ALL have the same recurring thoughts and issues. That aside, you’re a goddess and an inspiration! ❤️
— Billy Lorusso (@blorusso_) January 30, 2018
You inspire me to do better. I was thinking of you this morning when my trainer started up leg day…. owwwww.
— call me Sung Ho (@riffraff814) January 30, 2018
We see you doin work! Inspiring. 💚
— Aaron Durand (@everydaydude) January 30, 2018