Last week, the first trailer for the all-female remake of Ghostbusters debuted, and not everyone loved it. Plenty of people had normal complaints, like that it wasn’t funny enough, but some people decided to go a different route. The trailer got lots of criticism because Leslie Jones, the only black woman in the main four, is also the only main character who isn’t a scientist (she’s an MTA employee). People were pissed that the black woman had to be the “street-smart” one, while Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, and Kate McKinnon got to be brilliant scientists.
Funny thing is, Leslie Jones doesn’t give a shit. She fired back some tweets that made it perfectly clear she’s thrilled just to be in the movie, and also that it’s kinda shitty to shit on MTA workers. That guy who yelled at you for jumping the turnstile is a person, too. Honestly, with how much we hear about a lack of diversity in Hollywood, it seems like we should be happy that the main characters aren’t all white, rather than being picky about the specifics of the roles.
Why can’t a regular person be a ghostbuster. Im confused. And why can’t i be the one who plays them i am a performer. Just go see the movie!
— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) March 4, 2016
Leslie Jones will probably be fucking hilarious, and at the end of the day, it’s a damn Ghostbusters movie. Don’t take it too seriously.