The actresses of the newest Ghostbusters movie have recieved a lot of backlash from vitriolic fans to the point the actresses themselves have been targetedwith racist and sexist trolling. In a recent episode of The Graham Norton Show, the actresses decided to mock the fanboys who claimed the actresses were "ruining their childhood" right back by doing a deliberately terrible cover of the Ghostbusters theme song.
At the urging of the movie's director, Paul Feig, the main cast of the new Ghostbusters movie (Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones) did a funny a capella rendition of the themesong. In exchange for the performance, Kevin Feig agreed to be slimed, which provided additional amusement.
The Ghostbusters movie is set to premiere on July 15, 2016. You can see the funny rendition of the theme song below:
While fair criticism is fine, the Ghostbusters cast has recieved harrassment that specifically targets their gender and race, which is not cool or acceptable, so it's great to see them strike back in a funny way. Not to mention, it's a little silly to accuse a movie of ruining childhoods before it even comes out. What do you think of the song cover and how the actresses are dealing with the critical backlash?