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Kristen Wiig Is Rightfully 'Bummed Out' By The Misogynist 'Ghostbusters' Backlash

The Huffington Post The Huffington Post 26/10/2015 Matthew Jacobs
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The moviegoing world is gonna call Kristen Wiig for next year's "Ghostbusters" reboot, but the actress is keenly aware of the misogynists who've dinged the gender-swapped movie.

“The fact there was so much controversy because we were women was surprising to me,” Wiig told the Los Angeles Times while promoting her new movie "Nasty Baby," saying "Ghostbusters" is the most controversial project she's been associated with. “Some people said some really not nice things about the fact that there were women. It didn’t make me mad, it just really bummed me out. We’re really honoring those movies.”

Those rude Internet trolls chastised Paul Feig's casting of Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Melissa McCarthy and Leslie Jones in updates of the roles originated by Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson. Back in March, the director, whose recent credits include female-centric comedies like "Bridesmaids" and "Spy," called the backlash the "most vile, misogynistic shit" he'd ever seen.

"Ghostbusters" opens July 15, 2016. Anyone who doesn't think any movie starring these four women is worth their time can stay home. The sensible ones among us will have more fun without you.

 

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