The actress took to Twitter yesterday to voice her frustration, furiously calling out the hypocrisy of those who raise young daughters while, at the same time, choosing to belittle a feminist and female-driven movie.
“Some people are just sick! They will say f**ked up stuff then when you go to their feed they have kids. Daughters even,” she wrote.
“What will you tell your daughter when she wants to dress like a GB for Halloween. You gonna tell them they can’t be one? I liked to see that,” the Saturday Night Live star continued.
Leslie then referenced the personal backlash she’s received, writing, “Are you gonna tell her the bullshit you tweeting to me. The sexist most racist comments ever. Are you gonna show that? It’s very sick and sad.”
“Matter of fact what will [you] say to her if she came home crying about the same thing being said 2 her. People don’t think about what they put out,” the comedienne topped off her rant.
It’s no surprise that Leslie is so angry, with Ghosbusters being lambasted from every possible corner of the internet since its inception — from its premiere trailer becoming the most-disliked YouTube video ever, to numerous (mostly male) fans and celebs (e.g. Donald Trump) slamming the remake all over social media.
But with preliminary reviews looking pretty good so far (76 percent on Rotten Tomatoes) and a heavy-hitting director like Paul Feig (of Bridesmaids fame), the new school Ghostbusters might just take their proton packs and permanently exorcise all those rabid “don’t-touch-the-classic” Ghostbusters devotees.
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What will you tell your daughter when she wants to dress like a GB for Halloween.You gonna tell them they can’t be one? I liked to see that
— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) July 11, 2016