“Saturday Night Live” star Leslie Jones was announced to host The 2017 BET Awards. The award ceremony will be held on June 25, 2017 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
“I am so excited to be hosting The BET Awards this year,” Jones said in a statement on Wednesday. “BET was the first network and place where I was on TV – I am looking to turn this whole experience into a joyful homecoming.”
Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) y’all! Leslie Jones! We ❤️ the 2017 #BETAwards host! https://t.co/p1319KEB1r — BET (@BET) May 24, 2017
Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) y’all! Leslie Jones! We ❤️ the 2017 #BETAwards host! https://t.co/p1319KEB1r
— BET (@BET) May 24, 2017
Last year, Jones was also the target of racist trolls, who wrote hateful comments on Twitter and hacked her accounts, posting naked pictures of the star. The attack appeared to start after she starred in “Ghostbusters,” which showed the country that racism and sexism have come nowhere close to dying.
However, fans and celebrities alike rallied behind Jones with the hashtag “#LoveforLeslieJ.”
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