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Female Cast of “Ghostbusters” Fires Back at Critics

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Sony Pictures Entertainment(NEW YORK) — The stars of the newest Ghostbusters are baffled by critics who’ve complained about rebooting the 1984 comedy classic with an all-female cast.

In the roundtable with Entertainment Weekly, Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Kristen Wiig expressed their surprise and disappointment with the haters.

“I just thought, ‘Really? Are we still there?'” McCarthy said.

“When people started asking me about the gender stuff, I would say, ‘It’s not a man thing, it’s not a woman thing. It’s a ‘Ghostbusters’ thing,” Jones said.

Wiig agreed, noting that the movie differs from the original in several ways. “It’s not just about it starring women,” she added.

Original Ghostbusters star Bill Murray, who originally said he would skip the reboot, told Jimmy Kimmel on his show last week that he’s given his full support to the new cast, saying, “It was only ‘cause I knew these girls were funny.”

Ghostbusters hits theaters July 15.

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