‘Ghostbusters’ Tweet Didn’t Intentionally Mean to Endorse Hillary Clinton
Sony Pictures wants everyone to know they aren’t picking any sides in the upcoming presidential race.
There’s was a bit of a snafu late last week when the official Twitter account for the Sony movie Ghostbusters posted a tweet that seemingly endorsed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
“Boo-yah, we smashed your glass ceiling. There was a ghost behind it, ” the tweet read, with a GIF of Kate McKinnon’s character winking and the hashtags “#ImWithHer,” “#BustTheCeiling” and “#Ghostbusters.” The tweet was then deleted, according to L.A. Times.
The #ImWithHer hashtag definitely leaned more toward Clinton, since that is her campaign motto, but on Friday, the studio clarified the tweet, “The tweet was never intended to be a political endorsement. It was a shout-out to our own glass ceiling-busters.”
Still, it does make a statement about how female empowering Ghostbusters is, especially after the backlash it received when it was announced a reboot was moving forward with an all-female cast – Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon.
Ghostbusters has grossed $94 million domestically since it opened July 15. Boo-yah!