So on Friday, we posted a story quoting a New York Daily News article in an interview with Ghostbusters director Paul Feig. Coming off another week of negative press, the Daily News cited a quote from Feig where he said that “Geek culture is home to some of the biggest @$$holes I’ve ever met in my life.” Zoinks, right? As it turned out, that quote was slightly out of context. Okay, it was mostly out of context, and it has forced Feig to set the record straight on just how and when he called geek culture “@$$holes.”
Posting to Twitter, Feig said….
In case you have trouble opening my last link, here is my text in picture form. Thanks. pic.twitter.com/9NbvUU4AiL
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) May 9, 2016
It’s bad enough when you’re hanged with your own words, but when someone uses your own words to get you hanged by someone else on a different matter…? Well, that’s not exactly the most elegant turn of phrase ever, but that seems to be the case here. We were duped, but honestly, would any of us be surprised if Paul Feig had come out to launch a verbal barrage like the one referred to Friday? What’s amazing is that he’s still so upbeat after everything!
But the important point is that the geeks Feig referred to as “physically met” because if you go out and meet fellow nerds at cons, or book stores, or even the local pub, they are the furthest thing from “@$$holes.” What Feig was referring to was the trolls and eggs that have purposefully and maliciously been throwing shade on this project since its very inception, and not out of any particular complaint because they have none, they’re latching onto legitimate criticisms and exploiting them into a wall of hate. On top of it all, we’re still a couple of months away from seeing the thing that’s generated all this controversy in the first place, so let’s chill everyone.
Ghostbusters will be in theaters everywhere this July.
Source: The Mary Sue