Leslie Jones rips new 'Ghostbusters' movie that will reportedly ignore 2016 version: 'Like something Trump would do'
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"Saturday Night Live" cast member and "Ghostbusters" star Leslie Jones is issuing sharp criticism after Sony Pictures' reported announced decision to reboot the Ghostbusters franchise with an all-male cast.

Jones, who starred with fellow "SNL" cast members Kate McKinnon and Kirsten Wiig alongside actress Melissa McCarthy in the 2016 reboot of the classic comedy, sounded off on Twitter Saturday afternoon in a message calling the decision to return to the original storyline "so insulting" to her and her fellow actresses.

"So insulting. Like fuck us. We dint count. It’s like something [President T]rump would do," Jones wrote on Twitter, adding an impression of the president:

In a second tweet, the comedian bemoaned online trolls who attacked her on social media over the first comment, calling the reaction to her criticism "very sad."


Jones's criticism comes just days after Sony announced that Jason Reitman would direct a sequel to the original "Ghostbusters" and "Ghostbusters 2" movies tentatively titled "Ghostbusters 3," with original cast member and "SNL" alum Dan Akroyd hinting last year that he may be involved.

Paul Feig, who directed the 2016 "Ghostbusters" reboot starring Jones also commented on Sony Pictures' announcement on Monday, stating that he would support the movie but adding that he felt "sad" the new story would have any link to his film.