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Melissa McCarthy fires back at 'Ghostbusters' haters with perfect comeback

Melissa McCarthy's a little puzzled by people claiming to hate a film that hasn't even been released yet.
/ Source: TODAY

The female-fronted "Ghostbusters" reboot won't even hit theaters until this summer, but that hasn't stopped a number of potential audience members from sliming it.

Star Melissa McCarthy isn't having any of that. She responded in the most awesome way possible in a recent interview.

"All those comments — 'You’re ruining my childhood!' I mean, really," she told The Guardian. "Four women doing any movie on earth will destroy your childhood?"

McCarthy added, "I have a visual of those people not having a Ben [McCarthy's husband], not having friends, so they're just sitting there and spewing hate into this fake world of the Internet. I just hope they find a friend."

Negative Nellies seem to be basing their narrative on some pretty spectral elements — like the first trailer, which in April became the "most disliked" video on YouTube.

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These "Ghostbusters" ladies are not ruining anything.Sony Pictures Entertainment / YouTube

Meanwhile, she's got backup from one of the original film's stars (and current executive producer on the reboot), Dan Aykroyd:

Clearly, neither one of them is afraid of no ghost ... or premature movie critics. "Ghostbusters" opens in theaters on July 15.

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