Paul Feig Defends Ghostbusters Star Leslie Jones: 'Grow Up and Leave My Cast Alone'

Paul Feig Defends 'Ghostbusters' Leslie Jones
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03/08/2016 AT 09:00 PM EST

Paul Feig is showing his support for Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones.

"Don't leave us, @Lesdoggg. You are a goddess & one of the warmest funniest forces of nature I know. F--- the haters," Feig tweeted on Tuesday after Jones shared she was contemplating leaving Twitter.

"And haters, attack me all you want but when you attack and insult my cast, you've crossed the line," Feig, who directed the supernatural comedy, added. "Grow up and leave my cast alone."

Earlier on Tuesday, Jones Tweeted: "I think today will be the day I get rid of Twitter. Gonna really be thinking on it. Not sure I want to need it anymore. Know what I mean?"

Last Thursday, the Saturday Night Live star took to Twitter to defend her Ghostbusters role after the character's depiction in the recently released trailer was slammed for being stereotypical.

Some pointed out that the film's leading white actresses – Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon – play scientists, while Jones' character is an MTA employee.

At the time, Jones tweeted: "Why can't a regular person be a Ghostbuster? I'm confused. And why can't I be the one who plays them? I am a performer. Just go see the movie!"
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