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The new international trailer of Ghostbusters sparks racial controversies on Twitter

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Presenting the all-new female “Ghostbusters” group. Photo is a Youtube screenshot from Comic Geekos at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-Qoe_C04A0

Lately, Paul Feig?s Ghostbusters is making a lot of noise on social media. Users came to twitter to criticize the cast of the upcoming film. The new international trailer of Ghostbusters was released on Mar. 9, notes The Guardian.

Last week, Sony released the first full promo of Ghostbusters, and the reaction was positive. However, some Twitter users criticized the shift of an all-female team in the movie. Some section of the users also threatened to boycott from watching the film upon releasing.

Leslie Jones was subjected to rampant trolling on Twitter. They criticized her for her ?street smart? New Yorker character as to a racist stereotype.

Some viewers are unhappy about the replacement of the original male cast in the Ghostbusters (1984). The movie had veteran actors like Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and the late Harold Ramis, which have been replaced by Mellisa McCarthy, Chris Hemsworth, Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig and Leslie Jones.

The new clip offers a first proper look of Chris Hemsworth, who suggests a fresh logo for the team. Since the team is all-women to mark its femininity, he added a pair of breasts to the logo. Watch the full trailer here to know.

?You do see how this might make us look bad?? asks Kristen Wiig?s Erin Gilbert in the trailer.

For several days, the trailer had created quite a storm on social media for Jones racist dialogue. At one scene, the Saturday Night Live alumnus tries to crowd surf over a concert audience, but it failed somehow. Where she says, ?OK, I don?t know if it was a race thing or a lady thing, but I?m mad as hell,? as she landed flat on her back on the concrete floor.

According to The Guardian, Director of Ghostbusters, Feig came to defend Jones by threatening to quit Twitter for trolling her.

?And haters, attack me all you want but when you attack and insult my cast, you?ve crossed the line,? Feig tweeted.

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