Director Paul Feig to ‘Ghostbusters’ Haters: ‘Go F— Yourself’
The reaction to the new Ghostbusters reboot starring Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig has been…divisive to say the very least. At the very worst, it’s been downright hateful. Director Paul Feig has been as polite as possible to all the people who’ve come at him on Twitter, but even he reached his breaking point. After a series of particularly upsetting tweets, Feig had some harsh words for the haters: “Go f— yourself.”
The irony of a subset of hardcore Ghostbusters fans railing against the new reboot is that the remaining cast of the original film — Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver and Annie Potts — have all expressed their support and enthusiasm for project (Murray, Aykroyd, Hudson and Potts have all signed on for cameos as well). The people who made the movie you love so much are excited about this movie, isn’t that enough to get you excited?
It’s one thing to hate a movie (we’ve certainly hated our fair share of movies in the day), but it’s another continually rail against one publicly when you haven’t even seen one second of footage from the actual film. “Just let the movie happen” is some fairly solid advice. This Ghostbusters movie is coming and with the assembled cast, it’s hard to believe it won’t be as funny as anything a bunch of dudes would do.
Ghostbusters opens in theaters on July 15, 2016.