I’m not sure when I first noticed this, but it’s been quite a while and yet I always forget to say something when I’m sitting at my computer and wanting to write about something.
As much as I love the two Ghostbusters movies, I have a bit of a problem with them. They’re racist.
Sure, it’s subtle, but all of the good racism is. Do me a favor and take a look at the cover to the movies. I’ll give you a moment.
Do you see it? It’s right there… That’s right, there are supposed to be FOUR Ghostbusters. And the one who happens to be excluded from both of those pictures? Winston Zeddemore, the BLACK Ghostbuster!
I’m sorry, African American Ghostbuster.
How can you forget him? The only argument I can think of is, he wasn’t one of the founders. In the beginning of the first movie, he wasn’t part of the original gang. He was, however, the only person hired on to the team to be a Ghostbuster who wasn’t apart of the original three.
Besides that, he was in a majority of the first movie and all of the second. If it weren’t for him, Ray and Egon would have burned alive in their photo lab. But he saved them. And the thanks he gets? He isn’t on either cover of the movies.
I love both movies very much and I find this a bit disturbing. I’m sure Ernie Hudson is a little peeved at this, someone should ask him the next time they see him. Even still, he got paid for doing the movies, so I’m sure he’s not too pissed about it.