Ghostbusters Reboot Star Clarifies Her Comments Slamming The New Movie


After years of mere hints and whispers about the potential existence of Ghostbusters 3, the news came all at once last week, starting with the announcement that director Jason Reitman will be following in his father Ivan Reitman’s footsteps to bring us a sequel that marks a return to the continuity of the first two films.

The internet was still reeling from that news when the first teaser debuted and confirmed the return of the old Ecto-1 vehicle. And though there’s been a good deal of buzz and excitement surrounding the project ever since, it seems not everyone’s on board with the news of a Ghostbusters 3 just yet.

Over the weekend, Leslie Jones, who starred in the 2016 Ghostbusters reboot, took to Twitter to share her thoughts on the film and certainly didn’t hold back, writing:

So insulting. Like fuck 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 fuck I’m saying something!!

Obviously, this started a bit of an online storm and now, the actress has hopped on social media once more to clarify her earlier comments, saying:

It’s very sad that this is response I get. When the point is if they make this new one with all men and it does well which it will. It might feel that “boys are better”it makes my heart drop. Maybe I could have use different words but I’m allowed to have my feelings just like them.

Fair enough, but you can be sure that this won’t be the last bit of controversy the project finds itself attached to. True, the response to a new Ghostbusters has been mostly positive so far, but there are still a good amount of people out there who feel that either the all-female cast should’ve got another outing or that at this point, the property should just be laid to rest.

In any case, at least we know that the original Busters will be involved, with Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Bill Murray all reported to be reprising their roles from the 1984 film. What their connections are to the new characters remains to be seen, but their involvement bodes well for the project and we’ll have plenty of time to learn more before Ghostbusters 3 arrives in theaters next summer.

Source: Twitter