Leslie Jones Doesn’t Understand Why No One Liked Her Horrible ‘Ghostbusters’ Film

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It’s no secret that the 2016 Ghostbusters reboot was an abject failure by any objective measure. In addition to being a box office flop, it was met with mixed reviews from critics, mainly because after Richard Roeper, one of the world’s most esteemed critics, was accused of being a sexist for saying how truly terrible the film was, most critics found something nice to say about it and it still only has a 58% from top critics on Rotten Tomatoes.

So it shouldn’t be that surprising to find out that the coming reboot from Jason Reitman, which will most likely also be terrible, is ignoring it. It’s worth mentioning that the original Ghostbusters and the 2016 Ghostbusters don’t share a continuity, so it’s pretty much a one or the other proposition.

Leslie Jones isn’t happy with the development, and made an angry tweet about it. I don’t understand her thinking because if I was in that Paul Feig Ghostbusters I wouldn’t want to remind people it existed.

So insulting. Like f**k us. We dint count. It’s like something trump would do. (Trump voice)”Gonna redo ghostbusteeeeers, better with men, will be huge. Those women ain’t ghostbusteeeeers” ugh so annoying. Such a dick move. And I don’t give f**k I’m saying something!!

You know, I didn’t think this sounded like something Trump would do. You know what I think Trump would do? I think Trump would take the African-American character meant to be the down-to-Earth audience surrogate and turn that character into something out of a minstrel show running around yelling “Oh lawdy it’s a spookem!” when she sees a ghost. But that isn’t what Trump did, it’s what Leslie Jones did.

Yeah, the 2016 Ghostbusters movie was bad, but Leslie Jones’ role made me actively uncomfortable. It was kind of like watching Amos ‘N’ Andy. I think we should all be glad it won’t be revisited.

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