Ghostbusters, il regista risponde ai bulli online
Il regista del reboot al femminile di Ghostbusters, Paul Feig, risponde agli infiniti attacchi di bullismo e misoginia nei confronti delle attrici del film, in una lunga risposta che aveva rilasciato a Febbrario 2015.
Ecco le parole del regista, che risponde ai milioni di commenti di troll e bulli, facendo distinzione tra chi vuole solo offendere e quelli che invece sono solo preoccupati per il franchise di un grande classico.
The quotes from me in a New York Daily News article on Monday, May 2nd, 2016, were not from a recent interview but from an interview I did for a book on geek culture a year and a half ago that the author then sold to the Daily News, misrepresenting them as being my response to recent Ghostbusters reporting. The Daily News ran a correction yesterday, May 7th, for which I am grateful. To clarify, the interview actually took place on February 9th, 2015, one and a half weeks after I had first announced my Ghostbusters cast via Twitter, a week and a half that saw my actors and I inundated with some of the most hateful tweets, posts and comments I had ever seen. My quote was in answer to the question, ‘Has the paradigm shifted to a point where (because geek culture is currently so popular) the geek is the asshole now?‘ I very much regret saying in my answer that I had actually ‘met’ any ‘assholes’ from the geek community. I have never met anyone from the geek world face-to-face who wasn’t a warm, kind person.
The ‘assholes’ of which I speak are the ones who live online, who write those hateful tweets and posts and comments. I’m not talking about the people who have true concerns and worries about the rebooting of a franchise they love, nor am I talking about people who have watched the trailer for our movie and didn’t like it.
Those are all valid opinions and I respect them all. I am talking about those that write misogyny and hate and threats. Those are the ‘assholes’ of which I spoke. As a lifelong geek and proud member of the geek community (as well as the creator of the TV series Freaks and Geeks), I abhor bullies. Every community has bullies who make up a very small minority of the community as a whole. Bullies scream the loudest and seem to get the most attention. But they are simply bullies who in no way represent the vast majority of wonderful, thoughtful people who make up our geek community. The geek world has been a haven for so many of us and we should all refuse to let these bullies hijack the conversations and debates we all love to engage in, nor should we let them represent our community and culture to the rest of the world. The bullies are not the norm and I would dare say they are not even true geeks. They are the micro minority.
God bless the true geeks of the world and here’s to taking our community back from the bullies.
Il regista attacca una piccola fetta del mondo geek e nerd, la stessa che ha colto l’occasione del fastidio per questo particolare reboot e che ne ha fatto motivo di offese, di maschilismo e di bullismo nei confronti delle quattro attrici. L’esempio più classico che in ogni piccola comunità esistono ed esisteranno sempre gli assholes che si lasciano una scia di imbarazzo al loro passaggio.
- Via Movieweb