Melissa McCarthy Responds To ‘Ghostbusters’ Backlash: Trailer Was “Very Confusing” (AUDIO)

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Ghostbusters Melissa-McCarthy Backlash Response

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Ghostbusters Melissa-McCarthy Backlash Response

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Melissa McCarthy responded for the first time to the overwhelmingly negative reaction to the Ghostbusters reboot trailer. Listen to audio below from a new interview with the actress.

As Gossip Cop reported, the first trailer for the female Ghostbusters reboot received misogynistic backlash from male fans of the original who were opposed to the idea of women taking over the lead roles. The preview was subsequently voted the most disliked movie trailer in YouTube history.

During a radio interview on the “Johnjay & Rich Show,” McCarthy responded to the fans’ adverse response, first explaining that they didn’t tamper with the first film. “It’s a reboot, not a remake,” the actress said. “In the movie, it’s like the first one didn’t happen.” McCarthy then acknowledged the trailer was misleading by claiming the events of the new film occur “30 years later,” noting, “It’s a great story but told totally differently. It’s the same thing of four unlikely heroes, it’s in New York city, and ghosts are taking over… But it’s not a ’30 years later.'”

McCarthy went on to admit she “didn’t quite get” why the marketing team is misrepresenting the movie by attempting to sell it as a remake. “Believe me, the question was asked,” she added. “I said, ‘I think it’s very confusing.’ But then everyone said, ‘We don’t care what you think.'” Ghostbusters, which also stars Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, hits theaters on July 15.


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