Melissa McCarthy Tweets “Girl Power” Photo of Women in ‘Ghostbusters’ Cast and Crew


As annoying and embarrassing as the Internet-wide meltdown of diaper-wetting man-boys furious about the new lady-led Ghostbusters has been, it has yielded one rather wonderful side effect: the glee with which the parties making the film have informed said man-boys that they may kindly go fuck themselves. Writer/director Paul Feig isn’t hearing it: “The biggest thing I’ve heard for the last four months is, ‘Thanks for ruining my childhood.’ It’s going to be on my tombstone when I die. It’s so dramatic. Honestly, the only way I could ruin your childhood is if I got into a time machine and went back and made you an orphan.”

But star Melissa McCarthy made the definitive statement on Twitter yesterday, posting a big crowd photo of women from the Ghostbusters cast and crew, each holding a sign to indicate their job on the picture. “3 cheers to Ellen from all the remarkable women of #Ghostbusters,” captioned McCarthy, sending a shout-out to pal Ellen Degeneres. “When we stand together we are unstoppable!#GirlPower.”