Chris Hemsworth Rips Into Salty ‘Ghostbusters’ Fans For Their Take On Female-Led Remake

I shit you not folks, there is a passionate, dedicated and salty as all get out Ghostbusters fandom out there who will NOT stand for people fiddling with their beloved ’80s franchise, especially when it comes to that time when they changed the sexes of the spook-hunters from men to women.

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Following the release of the 2016 female-led remake starring Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig, and Leslie Jones, loads of whiny fans complained about their precious Ghostbusters being reshaped for inclusivity because GOD FORBID.

Now in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Chris Hemsworth, who played a ditzy receptionist in the film, reveals how the bitter fandom basically ruined what should’ve been a fun experience for him.

In the interview he rinses the fans, saying that he still doesn’t understand why they feel like they have “ownership” over the characters.

“That whole period I was like, ‘What ownership do you guys have over those characters?’” he explained. “Oh, you watched the film, therefore you should have a say over where it goes? I thought it was very unfortunate and kind of disappointing.”

Earlier this year, Jason Reitman, director of the 2020 remake, dissed the female-led rendition, saying that his version would be “a love letter to Ghostbusters.”

“I love this franchise. I grew up watching it. I consider myself the first Ghostbusters fan, ”he said. “I was like seven years old when that movie came out and I love it. I want to make a movie for my fellow Ghostbusters fans.”

He concludes by saying that he hopes to “go back to the original technique” and “hand the movie back to the fans,” which fans interpreted as his implication that the 2016 rendition was too much of a departure from the original because the gang of poltergeist punchers were women.

As his comments started to do the ’rounds on social media, Twitter users took him to task over the “sexist” connotations of his messaging.

Reports suggest that the new rendition of the fantasy flick will feature children as the main characters.

Jones previously tweeted that the remake is “so insulting.”

“Like fuck us. We dint count,” she wrote. “It’s like something trump would do. (Trump voice)” Gonna redo ghostbusteeeeers, better with men, will be huge. Those women ain’t ghostbusteeeeers” ugh so annoying. Such a dick move. And I don’t give fuck I’m saying something!!”

Adding, “It’s very sad that this is response I get.When the point is if they make this new one with all men and it does well which it will. It might feel that “boys are better”it makes my heart drop. Maybe I could have use different words but I’m allowed to have my feelings just like them.”