Leslie Jones faced backlash from scores of social media users after cracking a joke advocating violence toward white women during a recent stand-up comedy routine in New York-- specifically females from the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn.

"If I see another 45-year-old white woman from Williamsburg saying 'black lives matter' I'm going to punch you in the mouth," quipped the actress and comedian, best known as a Saturday Night Live cast member.

Jones cracked the off-color joke while performing at New York City's famed Carolines Comedy Club on Thursday, and it wasn't long before social media users erupted in anger, accusing Jones of racism directly via her @Lesdoggg Twitter handle.

Leslie Jones goes from Twitter victim to villain

Leslie Jones has had a rocky relationship with social media and technology in recent months. Last summer hackers broke into her website, posting nude photos of the actress along with a photo of Harambe, the deceased Cincinnati Zoo gorilla. Leading up the incident, Jones had been harassed by racists on social media, who compared Jones to a gorilla and sent her pornography. She was also famously trolled on Twitter by former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulis, who was later slapped with a permanent ban from the site because of his remarks.

Racist joke entirely overlooked by the media

Although Jones' racist joke ignited tempers on Twitter, it was almost completely overlooked by reviewers and critics in the mainstream media, most of whom fawned over Jones for her 'bold' performance.

David Itzkoff, a critic for the New York Times, wrote, "For Ms. Jones, this set-- seemed to cap an exuberant reassertion of her comic self". Itzkoff wrote about the BLM joke but provided no comment.


Hilary Weaver, of Vanity Fair, wrote about Jones' set at Carolines without making a mention of it.

Cole Delbyck, an entertainment writer for the liberal Huffington Post, also made no mention of the racist joke in his gushing review of the routine he describes as 'uproarious,' which he titled, "Leslie Jones Turns Her Internet Hack Lemons Into Comedy Lemonade."