The notion of an all-female reboot of the 1984 cult classic, which stars Kristin Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, proved controversial from moment it was announced last year.
While it might not have as many overall down votes as, say, Baby by Justin Bieber (that’s got a whopping 5.99 million), it does have a higher proportion of haters – one in every 49 viewers for the Ghostbusters trailer gave it the thumbs down versus one for every 225 for The Biebs.
If the YouTube comment section is anything to go by, the vitriol has a fair bit do with the gender of the cast.
“Besides political correctness please give another reason why you should change male characters with female ones,” writes user ‘carrie cordero’.
There’s even suggestion lurking online that there's a deliberate, targeted campaign to drive the number of down votes. According to Daily Dot those responsible may even be using bots to do it artificially.
Regardless, there's clearly a select few celebrating the hate. Several YouTube users congratulated each other on reaching 500,000 dislikes. Then this:
With the movie's release still two months away, it might just get there.