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All of Twitter hates the Ghostbusters trailer. Karan Johar loves it

After Twitter blew up with hatred against the new Ghostbusters trailer, director Paul Feig has come out in the defence of his star Leslie Jones after some social media users termed her character in the movie as stereotypical, among other things.

hollywood Updated: Mar 10, 2016 19:01 IST
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After Twitter blew up with hatred against the new Ghostbusters trailer, director Paul Feig has come out in the defence of his star Leslie Jones after some Twitter users called her character stereotypical, among other things.

The uncommonly harsh reaction to the trailer left Jones mulling over the thought of quitting Twitter but Fieg urged the actor to stick around and not worry about haters.

Watch the trailer here (which we quite liked)

Read: The Ghostbusters trailer is here! We know who we’re gonna call

Some users noted that Jones plays a common MTA employee while white actors Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon are scientists.

Calling Jones, “a goddess & one of the warmest, funniest forces of nature”, Feig shot back on Twitter, “And haters, attack me all you want but when you attack and insult my cast, you’ve crossed the line. Grow up and leave my cast alone.”

Read: Ghostbusters: Casting, costumes, proton packs and the Ecto-1 revealed

“Why can’t a regular person be a ghostbuster. Regular People save the world everyday so if I’m the stereotype!! (sic) Then so be it!! We walk among Heroes and take them for granted,” wrote Jones.

“I’m playing a hardworking woman. The regular one that rep the people. You guys are the racists by labeling her a lowly MTA worker. Not me. Doesn’t make her dumb or not needed (sic),” she noted.

In quick damage control, the makers immediately released a new trailer for the movie, which seems to address the racism issue while also giving an extended look at the receptionist Kevin, played by Thor star Chris Hemsworth, who is the biggest star in the cast.

Watch the new trailer here

Here are some of the reactions to the Ghostbusters trailer

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