Paul Feig’s Response To Those Ghostbusters “Bullies”

When the first Ghostbusters trailer was released, it didn't exactly win the hearts of fans, to say the least. The reaction had been mixed, but those who made the loudest noises were bashers and haters of the trailer, who judged the film with quite vulgar language.

Clearly, the geek culture had been misrepresented, and Ghostbusters director Paul Feig recently clarified his understanding about the bullies as a minority and what the geek community really is as a whole.

The filmmaker's statement comes after a quote from a New York Daily News article made it appear that he was commenting negatively about geek culture in light of the negative response on the new, all-female Ghostbusters.

He said:

Every community has bullies who make up a very small minority of the community as a whole. Bullies scream the loudest and seem to get the most attention. But, they are simply bullies who in no way represent the vast majority of wonderful, thoughtful people who make up our geek community.
The geek world has been a haven for so many of us and we should all refuse to let these bullies hijack the conversations and debates we all love to engage in, nor should we let them represent our community and culture to the rest of the world.

Check out his entire comments from his tweet below:

Feig knows himself to be part of geek culture and he doesn't want the community to be seen in a bad light. Geeks are amazing and Feig wants everyone to see that. Hopefully, the hate will stop and comments will be directed towards constructive criticism rather than lambasting a project.

The new Ghostbusters will hit theaters on July 15.

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