I was thrilled when I heard ‘Ghostbusters’ was going to reboot with an all-female team of Ghostbusters, especially considering how funny the ladies in question were: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones. They don’t get much funnier than them! Yet apparently there was some backlash about the idea of female Ghostbusters. Kristen spoke out about it.
The fact there was so much controversy because we were women was surprising to me. Some people said some really not nice things about the fact that there were women. It didn’t make me mad, it just really bummed me out. We’re really honoring those movies.”
I have to say, this surprises me, too. Why on earth does anyone care if the Ghostbusters are male or female? Seriously?
Paul Feig, the director of ‘Ghostbusters,’ said the commenters wrote “some of the most vile, misogynistic s— I’ve ever seen in my life.” He added:
I figure it’s some wacked-out teenager. But almost constantly it’s someone who’s bio says ‘Proud father of two!’ And has some high-end job. You’re raising children and yet you’re bashing me about putting women in my movie?”
It is amazing the things people will say online, isn’t it? Well, I, for one, Can Not WAIT to see the female ‘Ghostbuster’ reboot! It’s going to be one of the highlights of summer 2016 ;).
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