Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Who Ya Gonna Call Out

Ugh, people sometimes. Sorry, “people” is probably too vague. Yes, people are terrible, a lot. Like the asshole dentist who illegally killed a beloved lion. And the vile lady who shot a “very dangerous” giraffe. And the horrible dude who grilled bacon on the end of his machine gun – who also happens to be running for president. No, I’m not talking about those terrible people. I’m talking about the terrible people who would talk shit about a group of famous ladies visiting sick children in a hospital. That kind of terrible.

Over the weekend the cast of the new “Ghostbusters” reboot – Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones – all came in costume to meet with patients at Boston’s Tufts Medical Center and its Floating Hospital for Children. Sounds great, right? Wonderful, yes? No one could possibly think this was a bad thing, eh? WRONG. Wrong, wrong, wrongity wrong. Sometimes my rational brain forgets that sexism exists and then when it rears its ugly, predictable head again I’m like, oh, duh. People are terrible.

So, oh course, after Tufts proudly posted on its Facebook page how great it was for Melissa, Kristen, Kate and Leslie to stop by, its page was deluged by a bunch of dudes who still have their tightie whities in a bunch because an all-female reboot of “Ghostbusters” is being made. Wow, if you can’t let it go long enough to be happy that the days of some kids got brightened (which, by the way, they requested by posting a sign to the “Ghostbusters” cast, who then heeded its call), your life must be incredibly sad.

Please note how no such public outcry happens when the Chris Evans and Chris Pratts of the world (Jesus, Marvel, find a new first name for your lead actors) do similar children’s hospital visits.

Like I was saying, ugh, people. Well the one good thing is each time I see a new cast picture of these ladies running around in their coveralls I get that much more excited for this movie. Who ya gonna call out? Sexist trolls, all day long.


jennifer from pittsburgh said...

Appalling, but not surprising, sadly.

Carmen SanDiego said...

Haters gonna hate hate hate hate hate
I'm just gonna shake shake shake shake
Shake it off

Your friend, Rusty said...

I saw this the same day I watched a youtube video aimed at NOT labeling girls with leadership skills "bossy". That video has tens of thousands more dislikes than likes.

I don't understand the uglyness. It takes more effort to be an a_hole than not. And yet certain folks relish being THAT GUY.

Your friend, Rusty said...
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Althena said...

Just cos someone gave it a name does not a beloved lion make. Jesus!
Read this: In Zimbabwe we do not cry for Lions http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/08/05/opinion/in-zimbabwe-we-dont-cry-for-lions.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0&referrer=
and Cecil has risen http://elnathanjohn.blogspot.de/2015/08/cecil-lion.html?m=1
You're welcome...