The upcoming Ghostbusters revamp has been subject to some incidentary critiques from the online community, with concentrated efforts to downvote its trailers and some personal comments against some of its cast, and director Paul Feig is speaking out.
"Geek culture is home to some of the biggest a-holes I've ever met in my life," Feig told the New York Daily News. "Especially after being attacked by them for months because of this Ghostbusters project."
The Freaks & Geeks creator said that some of the comments about the all-female cast taking over for the male-led original film has been 'below the belt.'
"I don't care what shape or size or color or anything they are," Feig said. "I live or die on what things are funny and whether or not people will be entertained by them. [Melissa McCarthy] is just this hilarious woman who is so funny. I don't care what she looks like. As long as she's funny and is a professional. She's hilarious.”
Columbia Pictures' Ghostbusters is scheduled to open in theaters July 15.