Female ‘Ghostbusters’ Cast Visits Boston Children’s Hospital, Misogyny Ensues

Ghosts can be busted, but social media trolls are out of these ladies’ control.

Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthyKate McKinnon and Leslie Jones surprised patients at the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center in Boston on Saturday, August 1. The cast took a break in filming to arrive in full costume for a memorable meet-and-greet with the children.

Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center patients got a huge surprise today when Ghostbusters stars…

Posted by Tufts Medical Center on Saturday, August 1, 2015


However, it was the misogynistic comments that arose in response to their visit that overshadowed the day’s charitable events. Commenters in opposition to the all-female cast used the hospital’s Facebook post as a soapbox to air their grievances, asserting that the women will never be the original Ghostbusters cast among less politically correct claims.

The lude posts spiraled out of control, forcing the Facebook’s moderator to remind users of their commentary policy.

Please remember our Facebook policy is that any comments with profanity will be deleted. Thank you.

Posted by Tufts Medical Center on Sunday, August 2, 2015


Still, Ghostbuster Jones retweeted more photos from the fun-filled day.


The media is comparing the ladies’ visit as a less-favored version of Chris Evans Captain America visit with Chris Pratt to the Seattle Children’s Hospital in March. It is being speculated that if the cast of Ghostbuster’s all-male revival were to make the same appearance that community response would be markedly different.

If one thing can be learned from the social media debacle it’s that a photo of Wiig cradling a baby can bust through any hostility.


Ghostbusters is set to hit theaters in 2016.