Fans were going to complain about another ‘Ghostbusters’ movie no matter what. After years and years of development, there would always be those people that just tore it down because they’re “loyal” to the original movies. However, when Paul Feig revealed that his version of the classic supernatural comedy would feature a predominantly female cast, the amount of haters was unnecessarily turned up to eleven. And though the filmmaker has largely taken these comments in stride, Feig has finally fired back against his detractors.

Earlier this week, the new ‘Ghostbusters’ writer and director took to his Twitter to address the insane amount of hate that he and the rest of the cast has been receiving since production started on their film. Not only that, but Feig set his sights on the media as well because they ruined the surprise cameos from the original cast members of Ivan Reitman’s 1984 film. You can see a selection of tweets from the filmmaker’s tirade below:

But with all that being said, there are people who are more welcoming of the new ‘Ghostbusters’ movie. At least, there are people who are willing to see the movie before judging it. And to those people, Feig has a more positive message for them:

At the end of the day, can you really blame Paul Feig for lashing out? Even though the best way to deal with haters is to ignore them, sometimes it can just be too much. And with a good portion of the hate coming from people who are simply butt hurt about women taking center stage in a beloved franchise or a genre that predominantly features men, I’m surprised that he didn’t explode sooner. Feig has been at the forefront of creating female-led comedies with films like ‘Bridesmaids’, ‘The Heat’, and ‘Spy’, so this is a topic near and dear to him and many others out there in the world. I probably would have cracked way sooner than he did. Plus, there’s still the small matter of a trailer or a teaser not being released yet. At least wait for something official to come out before fully judging the film, right?

What do you think about Paul Feig’s reaction to ‘Ghostbusters’ haters? Are you surprised by how long the filmmaker managed to keep his cool? And does it really matter that women are starring in a new version of this classic film? (Spoiler: The answer to that last question is no.) Sound off in the comments.

‘Ghostbusters’ starring Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, Andy Garcia, Cecily Strong, Michael K. Williams, Matt Walsh, Chris Hemsworth, and Neil Casey hits theaters on July 15, 2016.