"Third-party error": NBC responds to Leslie Jones' Olympics debacle

New York, New York – NBC is denying its role in allegedly censoring comedian Leslie Jones and her live-tweeting of the Beijing 2022 Olympics.

NBC has cited a "third-party error" as the reason for Leslie Jones' alleged blocked posts regarding the Olympics.
NBC has cited a "third-party error" as the reason for Leslie Jones' alleged blocked posts regarding the Olympics.  © Collage: 123RF/moovstock/IMAGO/ZUMA Wire

Roughly two days after Jones claimed NBC was blocking her videos and posts about the Olympics, the broadcast company has offered up its own version of events.

According to a statement by NBC, any blocking of the former Saturday Night Live star's coverage of the Games was simply a "third-party error" that's since been resolved.

"She is free to do her social media posts as she has done in the past," the statement said. "She is a super fan of the Olympics and we are super fans of her."

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Early Monday morning, the 56-year-old comedian posted a lengthy statement on Twitter, insinuating that NBC had taken issue with her live-tweeting of the Olympics.

"I'm tired of fighting the folks who don't want me to do it. They block my videos and they get folks who think they can do it like me. And I’m tired of fighting them," Jones wrote, adding, "I know y'all love it. But now it’s just gotten too hard. And no one is fighting for or with me."

Fans and friends of Jones replied to her tweet, asking how they could show their support or rally behind her, to which she simply replied, "It's NBC."

Jones hasn't posted on her Twitter account since Monday, nor has she offered up any response to NBC's latest claims.

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