Like director Paul Feig before him, Ghostbusters producer Judd Apatow is striking back at the critics of the reboot, many of whom have been vocal and insulting to the cast and crew of the film, comparing those critics to controversial presidential candidate Donald Trump.
“I would assume there’s a very large crossover of people who are doubtful Ghostbusters will be great and people excited about the Donald Trump candidacy,” Apatow told Uproxx. “I would assume they are the exact same people. That movie is made by the great Paul Feig and stars the funniest people on Earth, so I couldn’t be more excited. I think people have paid too much attention to just some angry trolls.”
“And it will be judged on its own greatness,” he continued. “I don’t think anything really matters the way you think it does. The movie comes out, and it will be great, and people will just be happy to have it. It’s not like anybody really cares about a couple of idiots who hold onto the idea that things never evolve.”
Apatow ended on a more positive note, saying “I always think, you know, we have our past and if you can come up with a new, cool way to do something, then that’s exciting and hopefully it will make a lot of people happy.”
Ghostbusters hits theaters July 15, 2016.