okay so can we need to talk for a moment. i just saw this post about how not every girl likes ghostbusters and saying that every girl has to is bs. listen to this: you do not have to like this movie. you do not have to like the actresses or their acting or the plot or the jokes. you don’t have to support the franchise or watch the interviews. but you do have to understand why it’s important. you don’t have to like it, but you have to understand why thousands of people do. don’t say it’s “just a movie” or anything like that, because some of the representation we’ve been waiting for is finally here. you don’t have to like it. you just have to understand.
“I don’t know — I think I’m a walking human patchwork of all the remarkable, funny women who I have loved and studied over the years, and I am only here because Carol Burnett, Jane Curtin, Phyllis Diller, Whoopi Goldberg, Teri Garr, Madeline Kahn, Lucille Ball, Gilda Radner, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Diane Keaton, Tracy Ullman, Bette Midler, Lily Tomlin, and my mom … who taught me not to fear being the butt of the joke, taught me not to worry about being likable or perfect, and to lovingly go for the kill.” -Melissa McCarthy
“I personally was surprised because I really don’t know much about her, but the videos that I saw about her I just thought were hilarious,” she said. “[Though] for anybody to say something like, ‘The world doesn’t need Mexicans on bikes,’ it’s just not okay. If you’re trying to make a joke, I can try and critique the joke if I think that it merits a critique, but those kinds of statements are essentially saying, ‘I’m scared to go on a date with a black man.’ I don’t find it humorous and honestly, with some of those tweets, maybe not all of them, but those two in particular, I don’t think it was meant to be funny. I think she was just indicating her sentiment — her problematic sentiment.”
Kate McKinnon won the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for SNL, and was the absolute cutest ever about it. She’s the first female SNL cast member to win since Gilda Radner in 1978.