The new Ghostbusters film turns out not to be as bad as initially expected after the release of its trailer, and it’s even safe to say it’s been qualified a success. The new Ghostbusters has polarizing reviews, and similar to the film’s success, actress Leslie Jones ought to celebrate yet ends up fighting haters.
A substantial number of fans of the original movie, starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Annie Potts have expressed disdain over its reboot.
So many complaints have been made against the all-female cast, notable for misogynist and anti-feminism remarks.
Many have empathically declared the new Ghostbusters so bad it has ruined their childhood. But it has received some positive reviews, too, being a success in its own right.
Ghostbusters’ director, Paul Feig says, “The first wave when you make an announcement like that is overwhelmingly positive. Everyone’s so happy and you’re like, this is great. Then come the second wave and you’re like, Oh my God. Some of the vilest, misogynistic sh** I’ve ever seen in my life.”
Speaking of misogynistic sh** once has ever seen in her life, new Ghostbusters’ actress Leslie Jones has been fighting ghosts of racism, anti-feminism and just pure hatred on Twitter.
Leslie Jones has been a special target of jokes and sarcasm for being black, and she was called an ape with accompanying photos of a gorilla. A tweet described Leslie Jones as a big-lipped con.
Leslie Jones finds the attacks as “f*cking scary” but she isn’t backing down. Instead, she’s fighting back by exposing them and calling for stronger social media rules.
She received photos of her with semen on her face; someone has said that she’s the source of AIDS.
“I don’t know how to feel. I’m numb. Actually numb. I see the words and pics and videos. Videos y’all. Meaning people took a time to spew hate… I’m more human and real than you f***ing think. I work my a** off. I’m not different than any of you who has a dream to do what they love.”
Twitter has been working on the reported tweets, deleting some, but has been notably slow in its response. Just as Leslie Jones had pointed out, it needs to strengthen its policies and improve its implementations.
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