YouTube is home to millions of videos, just a small fraction of which are movie trailers. Out of that small fraction, however, the trailer for the Ghostbusters reboot reigns supreme as the most disliked in the site's history.
The trailer came out on March 3 and has been viewed more than 29 million times. As of the latest update for YouTube's Most Disliked Videos playlist, it has 499,000 dislikes (more than 575,000 at the time of this writing). Some people have even commented on the video that they signed into all of their accounts just to be able to dislike the movie trailer more than once.
While an all-female team is a refreshing take on the Ghostbusters, many were quick to hate on the move, citing childhoods ruined. Some had more mature reasons, such as racism (Leslie Jones' character is an MTA worker and not a scientist like the others), but the actress herself has defended the role, saying that it's not a reinforcement of stereotypes but that it points to the possibility of regular people becoming heroes in their own right.
According to Paul Feig, Jones' character was actually originally meant for Melissa McCarthy but he chose to put the comedienne in the role because it suited her perfectly.
"If you've ever seen her do stand up, it's just who she is," the director said, adding that he wanted a showy role to launch Jones.
Whatever role they're playing, however, it doesn't change the fact that the Ghostbusters movie trailer is the most disliked of all movie trailers ever to be released on YouTube. It is also the 23rd most disliked video of all time.
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Surely it doesn't feel good to be part of the most disliked list but Feig and the cast of Ghostbusters can find consolation in that they are not Justin Bieber.
Not only does the Biebs take the top spot for most disliked video for "Baby," which has 5.99 million dislikes, but he also has eight other songs in the playlist: "Mistletoe" at number 77, "As Long As You Love Me ft. Big Sean" at number 70, "Confidence ft. Chance The Rapper" at number 64, "Never Say Never ft. Jaden Smith" at number 28, "What Do You Mean?" at number 22, "Sorry" at number 20, "One Time" at number 18, and "Boyfriend" at number 10.
The Ghostbusters reboot is set to hit U.S. theaters on July 15. Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon join Jones and McCarthy to form the new team tasked with saving New York from paranormal entities.
Do you think the new Ghostbusters deserve a spot on YouTube's most disliked list? Let us know in the comments!