Back in October, Ernie “That’s a Big Twinkie” Hudson told The Telegraph his thoughts on the new
PeriodGhostbusters, back when the all-women reboot was still a barely-confirmed rumor.
I love females. I hope that if they go that way at least they’ll be funny, and if they’re not funny at least hopefully it’ll be sexy. I love the idea of including women, I think that’s great. But all-female I think would be a bad idea. I don’t think the fans want to see that.Ugh. Normally I hate the “would he say that about a man?” argument because I don’t fucking know. Maybe he would have. Sure, I have a hard time imagining that if the franchise were being rebooted with four dudes, Hudson would question whether or not it would be funny. Maybe he would, but it’s a stupid-ass question either way in regard to a comedy reboot. The “hopefully it’ll be sexy” bit, though? That’s just pure dumbassery. Cause I don’t know if women can be funny, but at least they’ve got cleavage, ammirite?
He did add a little more dumb ass commentary that is at least a bit more understandable.
Maybe it will come out and be the most amazing thing, but in my opinion I think it would be wrong to do another movie that didn’t include the guys. And that didn’t include me!Okay, this I get. Because yes, if I were Ernie Hudson, I would also want to be included in the Ghostbusters reboot. Because what the hell else am I doing?
Anyway, like I said, those were quotes from back in October. Yesterday, however, after the casting news broke, Hudson took to Twitter to release his (non)comment.
Which is of course, when declared publicly and possibly unsolicitedly (it doesn’t look like he’s responding to anyone in particular, but it doesn’t make a big difference if he is), a very clear comment. That status was pulled down pretty quickly though, presumably because the backlash against assholishness is quick, and it is fierce. Or maybe he really did change his mind. I don’t know. Frankly, I don’t care. But for the record, this is Hudson’s new Twitter-official stance on the movie:
Because alliteration will make all your fans forget about your former feelings!
Hudson is now retweeting messages from his PR company to various news outlets, congratulating them on using “actual” quotes, as opposed, I guess, to his actual-but-deleted quotes. I don’t know what other quotes people are making up, but here’s mine: “I’m Ernie Hudson and women aren’t funny because boobs, but please don’t quote me on that cause I’d really like to keep working.” -Ernie Hudson.
Hope that helps, PR Machine!