What would we have done without Leslie Jordan helping us get through the pandemic? If you look back at that time of lockdowns, restrictions, mandates, sickness, fear and death, there wasn’t much to be happy about.We had some moments of escape and levity.
Who among us kicked ourselves each time we clicked on “next episode” for Tiger King? There was also some warm and feel-good TV like Ted Lasso, and on TikTok you had Kylie Jenner or Charlie Puth, whose videos ruled during the dark year of 2020.However, all the hit-or-miss — or nothing else to watch — series, TV shows, and social media channels paled in comparison to the homespun, forthright, and naughty memory-laden conversations courtesy of Leslie Jordan’s Instagram account.
He became the star of the pandemic.His tales and yarns were honest, some warm and humorous, some a bit risqué — well, maybe not a bit — and others just downright funny.
It was amazing to watch his popularity soar.At his death on Monday, October 25, Leslie Jordan had nearly 6 million followers on Instagram.