The actor claimed that Jason Reitman’s earlier remarks regarding the 2016 “Ghostbusters” were a rather obvious shout-out to every one of the losers who pursued us.
Leslie Jones criticises Ghostbusters: The eternal life filmmaker Jason Reitman for making what Jones deemed to be a “unforgivable” remark in her brand-new memoir.
The 51-year-old comedian’s book, Leslie F*cking Jones, has facts about her past and profession, particularly her work on the 2016 Ghosts movie with a female lead. In the Paul Feig-directed movie, Jones played with Kate McDonald, Kristin Wiig, and Melissa McCarthy.
Extra that picture came out, Reitman, the his deceased father Ivan helmed the first two Ghostbusters films in the 1980s, made Ghostbusters: the afterlife (2021), which rejected the franchise’s foundation that Feig’s film had laid.
Reitman stated on Bill Burr’s Monday Morning Podcast that he was “trying to go directly to his old methodology and throw the motion picture back to the fans” after revealing his intention to produce Ghostbusters: Afterlife.
The director of Juno at the time declared, “I’m not doing a Juno of Ghosts movies. The following will be an affectionate letter to the Ghostbusters. I want to produce a film for other Ghostbusters lovers.
Reitman’s remarks garnered criticism from people who thought he was implying that the 2016 movie wasn’t for fans. On Twitter, the filmmaker explained his remarks, saying that what he had said appeared out incorrect” and that the movie was “amazing.”
Jones notes in her autobiography, nonetheless, that “the harm was done.”
In reference to the sexist criticism her Ghostbusters film endured, Jones wrote: “Bringing up the idea of giving the movie ‘back to the fans’ constitutes a fairly obvious shout-out to every one of the morons who come at us to produce an al-female [movie]”.
An inquiry for comment from PEOPLE was not answered by a Reitman representative.
Jones also talked about the sexist and racist comments she got online because of her Ghostbusters role in her memoir. She claimed that during that time, she “went through the ringer.”
“Why are people treating each other so cruelly? Who does that? How can you sit and write ‘I want to kill you,’ she questioned in her letter, noting that the “online assault” began even before the movie hit theaters.
Sad internet warriors hiding down in their mothers’ basements detested the reality that this flawless work of art suddenly had — gasp! terror! — female protagonists. The fact that only one of the main protagonists was a Black lady was obviously the worst of all. The breaking point for some males was this.
Soon after the movie’s premiere, Jones cancelled her Twitter account, stating at the time, “I depart the social network today in sadness and a very sorrowful heart. This is all because I made a movie. You can dislike the film, but I’m wrong about the s— I said today.
Exclusively revealed by the comedian, publishing her own autobiography has been “very therapeutic.”