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
She is so sharp and so funny that her tweets convinced NBC to let her commentate at the Olympics!
She worked to get where she is, she failed a few times before she succeeded. And she related this sentiment on SNL & told people, “You can achieve your dreams at any age.” Which may not seem like a lot, but in a world full of 20 somethings being super successful it means a lot!
She is honest! She speaks her mind & doesn’t take bullshit!
Did I mention she’s fucking hysterical?
She continually blows away people’s expectations…
And does not deserve all the haters who hack her personal website, who compare her to apes on the internet, and who tear her down for no other reason than existing. NO ONE DOES!