Melissa McCarthy thinks the “Ghostbusters” haters are just “terrific fellas.”
During an appearance on Wednesday’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” the actress sarcastically addressed those who oppose the all-female reboot of the 1984 film.
“What they don’t say when they’re typing is that one minute after they type their mum is like, ‘Get upstairs and take out the garbage! You’re 45 years old,'” McCarthy said on the late-night show.
The “Ghostbusters” reboot has received an unending wave of criticsm since its trailer was released in March. A trailer that is actually one of the most disliked videos of all time on YouTube, with more than 860,000 dislikes currently. For comparison, the trailer for the universally bashed “Fantastic Four” 2015 reboot only has 20,000 dislikes.
“All those comments — ‘You’re ruining my childhood!’ I mean, really,” McCarthy said in an interview with The Guardian. “Four women doing any movie on earth will destroy your childhood? I have a visual of those people not having a Ben [Falcone, her husband], not having friends, so they’re just sitting there and spewing hate into this fake world of the internet. I just hope they find a friend.”
Business Insider Emails & Alerts
Site highlights each day to your inbox.