In case you missed it, the trailer for the all-female “Ghostbusters” reboot is finally out:
Naturally, there’s plenty of back-and-forth about whether or not the movie will be any good. But some people are focused on one particular plot detail:
Y'all notice that the black actress was written as a subway worker & not a scientist like the others?#Ghostbusters https://t.co/Jx3CgXzLIE
— King Sh*t. (@DopeBlackKing) March 3, 2016
I wished that the new #Ghostbusters movie would have used this opportunity to have the black woman be the scientist.
— Edrei Zahari (@Kamigoroshi) March 3, 2016
Also, why does it have to be the black team member who is the municipal worker and non-scientist? #Ghostbusters
— Adam Lowes (@adlow76) March 3, 2016
White girl: mega scientist. White girl: mega scientist. White girl: mega mechanic. Black girl: ….. sassy?!? #Ghostbusters
— David (@boysies) March 3, 2016
#Ghostbusters remake: blasting cgi ghosts back to the spirit realm is realistic but a black woman scientist is a stretch of imagination
— Afropessimist (@RobertMugabae) March 3, 2016
My ghostbusters hot take from watching the trailer: cool, but the only black character also seems to be the only not scientist? Again?
— jodie's jumpsuit (@JodiesJumpsuit) March 3, 2016
"We're remaking #Ghostbusters but they're all women!"
"Fantastic, and what about a black scientist?"
"Don't be ridiculous."
— Ben Cooper (@bencooper) March 3, 2016
Ghostbusters 3: The Black One Still Isn't a Scientist.
— Anthony Timlin (@anthonytimlin) March 3, 2016
Hey @paulfeig This is what a black Scientist looks like. They do exist #Ghostbusters #fail #AhHellNaw pic.twitter.com/O8iWJkQ5UI
— sean brett (@BaconKnight) March 3, 2016
Why does the hands-on member of the crew have to be black. Why couldn't the nuclear scientist be black instead, huh? #Ghostbusters
— M. Andrew Sprong (@MAndrewSprong) March 3, 2016
@paulfeig I had faith in Ghostbusters, but why is the black lady streetwise but not a scientist but the white women are? Who decided that?
— Al Darby (@Wackyal123) March 3, 2016
@Ghostbusters 30 years later the black ghostbuster still not a scientist. #FOH
— The Gingerbread Man (@Toddry) March 3, 2016
I was so excited for the Ghostbusters trailer – ladies! diverse! – & then they made the only black lady a non-scientist and I was just 🙁
— KA Doore (@KA_Doore) March 3, 2016
@Ghostbusters @paulfeig Way to keep the token minority formula, and still not let the black person be a scientist. #EpicFail
— meyerlanksy33 (@meyerlansky33) March 3, 2016
I'm all for female Ghostbusters. It's a shame though the black memberof the team is yet again the one that isn't a scientist.
— Harry Neary (@Grumpyrocker) March 3, 2016
I am disappointed that Ghostbusters is mirroring the originals in having the black character be the non scientist.
— Sarah (@art_ticulate) March 3, 2016
Not sure why Leslie Jones' character couldn't be a scientist.
30 years later and a black scientist is too still much?#ghostbusters
— Jester David (@DnDJester) March 3, 2016
It looks like it will be pretty damn funny.
(Though once again the black character is not a scientist ?)#Ghostbusters
— Tyjuan Lannister (@QUEcified) March 3, 2016
My biggest issue with the #Ghostbusters trailer is that the ONE black person is not a genius/scientist like all 3 white women.
— Jordan (@TheJFKGamer) March 3, 2016
I love the new Ghostbusters trailer but why is the only character who isn't a scientist is the black one… AGAIN? That's… frustrating.
— TK (@TKhatesyou) March 3, 2016
New "Ghostbusters" promo; so, the black actor had to play the street-smart only non-scientist who believed in the devil. Huh.
— quinn cummings (@quinncy) March 3, 2016
Could have changed it even more, how about a black scientist? They do exist! Or is that too much to ask for?
— Paul Denis (@Paul_Denis8) March 3, 2016
The new Ghostbusters trailer made me laugh a couple of times, but why can't the black woman be a scientist, too?… https://t.co/tJviHI4P0y
— Tony Peak (@tonypeak78) March 3, 2016
#Ghostbusters reboot tries to be progressive with an all-female cast, but the black character is still the only one who isn't a scientist…
— Nick Steinberg (@Nick_Steinberg) March 3, 2016
It's great that a black person couldn't be a scientist in the 80's and nothing changes in 2016. #Ghostbusters #BlackScientists
— Jesse Washington (@JessWash1) March 3, 2016
So the black woman in new ghostbusters is sassy, street smart, and not a scientist. I'll check it out bc Melissa McCarthy, but stereotypes
— Tobias Buckell (@tobiasbuckell) March 3, 2016
Just watched the #GhostBusters trailer. Man it looks like crap! And why can't the black GhostBuster ever be a scientist?
— Jon Mezzera (@JonMezzera) March 3, 2016
Ghostbusters can imagine a world where ghosts are real and a major threat to the city of new york but not a female black scientist.
— Tim Sullivan (@t_t_t_timmy) March 3, 2016
The GhostBusters trailer is OK, but did they really need to keep the black character a "street smart" non-scientist surrounded by braniacs?
— James Lucas Jones (@jameslucasjones) March 3, 2016
My black daughter who wants to be a scientist ..would've been nice for her to see that on screen @Ghostbusters, but alas, stereotypes huh?
— Healing Station (@KenJos) March 3, 2016
i feel really uncomfy that in the new ghostbusters the three white women are scientist/scholars and the black woman is an mta worker?? like?
— tracy ☄ (@liftupyrhands) March 3, 2016
One thing you could conceivably complain about i.e. new Ghostbusters: how the black woman is a subway employee and not a scientist
— Sam Duvall (@PachiPortrait) March 3, 2016
If you're mad about the Ghostbusters being female, shut up.
If you're mad that the black woman is not also a scientist, continue.
— hi.im.shan (@hi_im_shan) March 3, 2016
Love leslie, hate the Leslie Jones character trope in the new #Ghostbusters . Only one who isn't a scientist is the black woman?
— Ryan (@LazerShow530) March 3, 2016
So…why couldn't the only black person in the #Ghostbusters crew be a scientist as well?!?!?!
— Tri$ha $cott KE¥ (@SoulSistaTrisha) March 3, 2016
Ghostbusters coming through with jive black lady that isn’t a scientist like the rest of the group. White feminism, WOOH.
— 8bit (@determinedkid) March 3, 2016
*wonders to self why the black character can't be a scientist in the new Ghostbusters movie*
— Punished Snake (@darius_roberti) March 3, 2016
So just saw the new Ghostbusters trailer. It seems a black, female scientist is too unrealistic or too scary for audiences? Seriously? WTAF.
— crowcorvine (@crowcorvine) March 3, 2016
So the overriding message I got from the new Ghostbusters trailer is that Hollywood doesn’t think black women can be scientist.
— Ginge (@Ginge) March 3, 2016
They can make all the cast female, but it's still too much of leap to have a black female scientist? #Ghostbusters
— Kate Dolan (@caatdolan) March 3, 2016
ghostbusters trailer subverts gender roles, but the black woman can't be a scientist, she has to be the "streetwise sassy sidekick" smh
— shrillary tintin (@theshrillest) March 3, 2016
Oh of course the black woman can't be a scientist #ghostbusters racist
— Omen willson (@Hogfromcoc123) March 3, 2016
Oh no #Ghostbusters! Women in the lead is great. Would it have killed you to make the Black woman a scientist too? https://t.co/jefwQPvsgM
— Madhusudan Katti (@leafwarbler) March 3, 2016
ghostbusters as women? progressive! also progressive for the black one to have "street smarts" and be the only one who isn't a scientist.
— Meats (@SandwichMeats) March 3, 2016
Nobody making Ghostbusters thought having the one black character not be a Scientist but an MTA worker might be problematic?
— BirdLikeBats (@birdlikebats) March 3, 2016
It figures that the black female character in #Ghostbusters is not a smart scientist. Way to go Hollywood.
— Louis Arroyo (@Cybercowboy115) March 3, 2016
I like the trailer for the new Ghostbusters, but why, exactly, is the only non-scientist the black one? What'cha trying to say, Hollywood?
— David Grey (@DrCowboyBlog) March 3, 2016
"It's 2016. Let's make Ghostbusters with strong, funny women!"
"Can the black one be a scientist?"
"Whoa! Hold on. This is still Hollywood."
— Alan Talaga (@danpotacke) March 3, 2016
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