Judd Apatow went after those who are critical of the reboot of Ghostbusters, linking those who have already decided they hate the new version of the film with those who support Donald Trump. In an interview that he gave to Uproxx and which was summarized in the Guardian, Apatow spoke about his new film Popstar: Never Stop Popping, which opens Friday, June 3.
During the interview, Apatow was asked how he felt about the attacks on Ghostbusters, whose remake with women playing the titular roles has generated controversy among those who see the original as a classic that should not have been touched. Apatow’s blunt response was that the reaction is being driven by “idiots” who do not want to “evolve.”
“I would assume there’s a very large crossover of people who are doubtful Ghostbusters will be great and people excited about the Donald Trump candidacy. I would assume they are the exact same people. That movie is made by the great Paul Feig and stars the funniest people on Earth, so I couldn’t be more excited. I think people have paid too much attention to just some angry trolls. And it will be judged on its own greatness. I don’t think anything really matters the way you think it does. The movie comes out, and it will be great, and people will just be happy to have it. It’s not like anybody really cares about a couple of idiots who hold onto the idea that things never evolve. I always think, you know, we have our past and if you can come up with a new, cool way to do something, then that’s exciting and hopefully it will make a lot of people happy.”
The new Ghostbusters, which stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones will debut in the United States on July 15.