A Sony Pictures trailer for the new Ghostbusters movie on Thursday drew outrage from misogynist and racist Internet trolls who complained that the original all-male cast had been replaced by women.
“Ghostbusters makes its long-awaited return, rebooted with a cast of hilarious new characters,” Sony Pictures announced on its YouTube page. “Thirty years after the beloved original franchise took the world by storm, director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors working today – Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth. This summer, they’re here to save the world!”
While sites like Gizmodo declared that the new movie “looks perfect,” the four female stars — including African-American comedian Leslie Jones — brought out the racist and sexist YouTube trolls.
“Good to see they’ve struck a blow for equality and tolerance,” sparky6899 wrote. “By making all the scientists white women, and the only black woman a gigantic blundering moron.”
“Women are just not funny so why put them in a comedy???” JudasCrusader asked.
“Horrible… Just horrible. I haven’t seen a funny movie yet where the main actors are women,” keep22 opined.
“I like how they’ve elected to move away from the original by removing the comedy and humour and replacing the cast with four women who can’t act,” Das Nutnock wrote.
“This movie stinks of feminism from a mile away,” AquilaVictrix quipped.
“Really? REALLY!? In every crack… a lame woman joke, Loud as NY Black woman is comedy relief for the ghetto with her loving thuggery,” Dudes Tattoos observed. “Two nerdy fems trying desperately to sound authentic & interested (straight line reading) in the tech, and now they have multiple little units other than the proton pack like girly mace shooters.”
“I’m praying to any God that will listen to me that this movie bombs,” That214Boy grumbed. “Hollywood just took a huge dyiaria dump with corn in it on a childhood staple movie I grew up enjoying. Didn’t laugh at one thing in this trailer. only people who will be watching this are feminazis who are glad to see women get a big name movie behind them and soccer mom’s needing a movie to take kids to.”
“FEMINISM is getting out of control… no wonder men don´t get married any more,” ricardo clemente commented.
“ONCE AGAIN they take something great and wonderful and run it through the trenches of femnazies and stupid directors,” LibertarianUSA1982 declared. “Trump 2016 make America great again!”
“Another childhood memory ruined by feminists,” hazeel11 lamented.
The trailer had received over 13,000 down votes just hours after being published. Watch it below.