So the trailer for the new Ghostbusters reboot came out and it… It definitely got the reception people expected.
In particular were people complaining about Leslie Jones’ depiction of one of the Ghostbusters. In that she apparently “isn’t one”. She’s not a scientist, she’s just someone who, as you might have seen in the trailer, “knows New York”. So she fired back!
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
Regular People save the world everyday so if I'm the sterotype!! Then so be it!! We walk among Heroes and take them for granted.— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) March 4, 2016
ITS NOT A MAN, WOMAN, RACE, CLASS THANG!! ITS A GHOSTBUSTER THANG!! AND AS FAR AS IM CONCERNED WE ALL GHOSTBUSTERS!! STAND TALL!!— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) March 4, 2016
You can check out her full reply here.
And she’s right. If you have a problem with Leslie Jones as a Ghostbuster, have a problem with her acting skill, not whether or not she is or isn’t a Ghostbuster.