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The ‘Ghostbusters’ cast jokes about the sexist backlash to their film

They have a good sense of humor about it.


Michelle Jaworski


Posted on Jun 9, 2016   Updated on May 26, 2021, 3:39 pm CDT

As you may have heard, the upcoming Ghostbusters film starring Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon has generated backlash almost since the beginning. And on Wednesday night, the cast once again responded to it.

Wiig, McCarthy, Jones, and McKinnon appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live for a special Ghostbusters-themed episode, and Jimmy Kimmel brought up the backlash, which is often sexist in nature and comes from fans of the original Ghostbusters who feel that a reboot will ruin the original for them.

So far, it’s generated a massive amount of YouTube dislikes for any video associated with the movie (especially a trailer) and plenty of jokes—particularly the idea that the people writing shitty comments live in their mom’s basement.

“Certainly, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, and Ernie Hudson, these guys give you the ultimate endorsement by being a part of the film, and who gives a crap about anybody else at that point, really?” Kimmel told them.

You would think, but Aykroyd even gave a glowing review of the film and that just seemed to piss off fans more. Strap yourselves in—we’ve got another month of press tours and mass hysteria before the movie’s release.

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*First Published: Jun 9, 2016, 9:22 am CDT