Leslie Jones criticises new Ghostbusters movie: ‘Like something Trump would do’
The actress-comedian is not happy that the all-woman version is ignored.
Not everyone is excited about Jason Reitman’s new Ghostbusters movie, and least of all is Leslie Jones, who appeared in the 2016 all-female reboot.
The 2020 Ghostbusters project will continue the story from Ivan Reitman’s 1984 original and 1989 sequel, but will ignore the 2016 version by Paul Feig.
The comedian vented her displeasure on Twitter on Saturday (Jan 19) with a post that read: “So insulting. Like f**k us. We dint count. It’s like something trump would do. (Trump voice)” Gonna redo ghostbusteeeeers, better with men, will be huge. Those women ain’t ghostbusteeeeers” ugh so annoying. Such a dick move. And I don’t give f**k I’m saying something!!"
Jones tagged her Ghostbuster co-star Melissa McCarthy in the post, along with Reitman. No one involved in the new movie has responded to the backlash so far.
Feig’s Ghostbusters has a 74 per cent Rotten Tomato score currently and grossed US$229 million worldwide. It received mostly positive reviews, in particular, the strong foundation of female friendship.
Casting details for the new Ghostbusters movie has not been released yet.