Director Judd Apatow, who helmed Trainwreck and The 40-Year-Old Virgin, has hit out at those who’ve criticised the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot. Speaking to Uproxx, the director say that those who bash the female-led reboot are probably the same people who are ‘excited about the Donald Trump candidacy.’

GhostbustersJudd Apatow says Ghostbusters haters are probably Trump supporters.

“I would assume there’s a very large crossover of people who are doubtful Ghostbusters will be great and people excited about the Donald Trump candidacy,” Apatow said. “I would assume they are the exact same people. That movie is made by the great Paul Feig and stars the funniest people on Earth, so I couldn’t be more excited.”

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“I think people have paid too much attention to just some angry trolls. And it will be judged on its own greatness. I don’t think anything really matters the way you think it does. The movie comes out, and it will be great, and people will just be happy to have it.”

“It’s not like anybody really cares about a couple of idiots who hold onto the idea that things never evolve,” he added. “I always think, you know, we have our past and if you can come up with a new, cool way to do something, then that’s exciting and hopefully it will make a lot of people happy.”

Apatow previosuly worked with Ghostbusters director Paul Feig on cult series ‘Freaks and Geeks’ in 1999. Feig also directed Bridesmaids, which Apatow produced. Last week the new Ghostbusters was also defended by Dan Aykroyd, who starred in the original film and will also appear in the reboot.

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"Saw test screening of new movie. Apart from brilliant, genuine performances from the cast both female and male,” Aykroyd said. “It has more laughs and more scares than the first 2 films plus Bill Murray is in it! As one of millions of man-fans and Ray Stantz, I'm paying to see that and bringing all my friends!"