Ghostbusters Cast Visits Children’s Hospital and Gets Negative Feedback
Over the weekend the all-female cast visited a children’s Hospital, and surprisingly the response isn’t as positive as they might have hoped for. Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones made an appearance at Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. Kids from the Hospital have been putting up signs in the windows reading “ Who ya gonna call?” and it caught the attention of the cast and crew. The four ladies showed up in full costume, proton pack and all, on Saturday, August 1 to bring joy to the sick children.
Unfortunately, people are not taking their visit well. People are posting hateful comments underneath the photos of the actresses with the children at the hospital that have been posted on Facebook.
What is wrong with our world? It is suddenly not ok to bring joy to children’s hearts when they are dealing with horrible diseases like cancer? Is it because they are women or has Obama really just turned people into cynically disgusting humans?
“Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center patients got a huge surprise today when Ghostbusters stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones came to visit!” read the Facebook post. “Thank you for taking the time out of filming today to put a big smile on our patients faces!”
We were shocked to read the comments some of these repulsive people were writing. We wont go into too much detail because it makes us physically ill that people are this way! Here is what they said:
“This is a PR stunt!”
“Who the hell are these people?! Who cares?!”
“Nobody wants them there.”[Something racist] [Something misogynistic] [Something racist and misogynistic] [Something racist, misogynistic and homophobic]
“This movie is going to suck.”
“How dare they make an all-female Ghostbusters!”
“Those uniforms look stupid.”
“Those proton packs look stupid.”
“This is stupid.”
“Those women are stupid.”
The comments have gotten so bad that Tufts Medical Center even had to post a warning on their Facebook page. Really, a Children’s Hospital that houses ill children had to remind people to not be a**holes and watch what they say. How sad is that?!?
So it is ok for Chris Evans and Chris Pratt to dress up as Captain America and Star-Lord and visit a children’s hospital, where they are gushed over and applauded, but not four fun loving women.. Don’t get us wrong Evans and Pratt deserve the recognition they received. Wiig, McCarthy, Jone and McKinnon just deserve the same praise.
Thankfully there are still some good people among the human race. Here are comments from underneath the same Facebook post:
“That was wonderful of them to take the time to put a smile on my son’s face! He’s been through soooo much in his battle against Stage-4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Cancer! This was good for his morale and very appreciated!”
“It’s been a lousy week and today has been awesome both because of [their visit] and because [my son] gets to go home.”
“My family was having a really rough week. The visit from these ladies was an uplifting treat. It also wasn’t just a promo photo op. They asked about him and chatted with us. No matter how you feel about the movie remake, you should do well to remember that this visit meant a lot to the people receiving it.”
To the individuals who had the nerve to leave hateful comments you should feel disgusted with yourselves. You have taken the joy away from the visit and turned it into hateful banter.
Photo credit: Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center