As Hollywood racial and gender politics continues to consume itself, Leslie Jones is now responding to criticism that she she’s playing the token black Ghostbuster in the upcoming token all-female Ghostbusters remake. Much like Ernie Hudson in the original Ghostbusters, Jones plays the only non-scientist chick member of the Ghostbusters. She’s the disbelieving street wise chick who can get bug-eyed at the sight of real ghosts. And much like Ernie Hudson, she’s telling everybody to fuck off because this is a big fat paycheck in a franchise film and she wants a good taste.
Why can’t a regular person be a ghostbuster. Im confused. And why can’t i be the one who plays them i am a performer. Just go see the movie!
Leslie Jones knows better than anybody that she got cast in this role because she’s black. And she cares about turning down a career making gig why? Hudson came out recently in EW and intimated he realized his character in the original Ghostbusters was chopped way down and dumbed down into the black token blue collar dude. He expressed his personal disappointment at the right time. Thirty years later after booking ten more movies and another ten TV shows and socking away a sweet retirement account. Chris Rock noted on The Oscars broadcast that it’s always the unemployed people insisting you boycott a paid gig. Leslie Jones is a not attractive black woman with manly features working in an almost entirely superficial business. This is her home run. She’s not demanding a replay to see if the ball left the park.
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