The online campaign of hate towards the new ‘Ghostbusters’ film took a sinister turn overnight with one of the film’s stars being moved to tears by racist abuse on Twitter. Actress and comedian Leslie Jones, who plays MTA worker-turned Ghostbuster Patty Tolan, found herself bombarded on Twitter by trolls sending her relentless racist abuse, some of which she screengrabbed and shared with her 175k followers. I want to hate so bad but I can’t because I know it doesn’t fix anything and just make me sad.” - Ghostbusters Scares Up $50m Opening - Harold Ramis’ Daughter Appeals Against Hate She then appealed to Twitter itself to do something about the troll culture on the social media platform, with Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey personally reaching out to the comedian to help her out. So hurt right now.— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) July 19, 2016 ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ star John Boyega replied urging her to “find peace”, while the film’s director Paul Feig replied “You did nothing to deserve this.
Of course, the ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot has proved to be pretty controversial since it was first announced… with many viewers down-voting the YouTube trailer after its release. After all, the original ‘Ghostbusters’ was a huge part of many fans childhoods. “Individually and together, they’re as unique as Bill Murray and [Dan] Aykroyd and [Harold] Ramis and [Ernie] Hudson were.
The first full trailer for the new ‘Ghostbusters’ has finally arrived. Director Paul Feig, the filmmaker responsible for ‘Bridesmaids’ and ‘Spy’, debuted the first look trailer on the Ellen Show. The new movie sees Erin (Kristen Wiig), a Columbia University academic, her ghost-chasing friend Abby (Melissa McCarthy), the friend’s business partner and mad scientist Jillian (Kate McKinnon), and Patty a MTA employee (Leslie Jones) joining forces as an all-female team to bust ghosts and save New York.