Bill Murray's response to the all-female 'Ghostbusters' should shut down the haters.

When the new "Ghostbusters" movie was announced, there was dancing in the streets.

GIF from Ray Parker, Jr./"Ghostbusters."


But soon, a terrible realization began to dawn on diehard fans of the original: The new ghostbusters — who had previously been men — were going to be played by women.

GIF from "Ghostbusters."

And lo, the backlash began. Trailers were down-voted. Angry comments proliferated. Brave critics took to their keyboards, angrily denouncing a movie about shooting ghosts they hadn't seen yet.

GIF from "Saturday Night Live."

One person who wasn't here for the backlash? Original ghostbuster and noted man Bill Murray.

Seen here apparently throwing a T-shirt at George Clooney. Photo by Mario Laporta/Getty Images.

Murray appears in the new "Ghostbusters" movie, after — according to the actor — turning down numerous opportunities to make further installments in the original series.

Photo by Gage Skidmore/Flickr.

Which raises the question: Why this one?

GIF from "Ghostbusters."

"Because I knew these girls were funny," the actor said in an interview on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"

GIF from "Ghostbusters."

It goes without saying that Murray knows what funny is.

Murray on a yacht, presumably after dropping a mic. Photo by Pierre Teyssot/Getty Images.

The actor has appeared in some of the funniest movies ever made, which became the funniest movies ever made largely because he appeared in them.

And he has a point: The cast of "Ghostbusters" includes some of the funniest actors working today. They just happen to be women.

Including:

Melissa McCarthy

Photo by Red Carpet Report on Mingle Media TV/Flickr.

....last seen being the best part of movies like "Bridesmaids," "The Heat," and "Spy" (seriously, go see "Spy" if you haven't seen "Spy." Furthermore, go see "Spy.")

Leslie Jones

GIF from "Saturday Night Live."

...who spends every waking hour being hilarious in everything she does (witness her frequently epic "Weekend Update" appearances).

Kate McKinnon

...who has been a breakout star on "Saturday Night Live" and owns the best political impression since Tina Fey's Sarah Palin.

And Kristen Wiig

Photo by Eva Rinaldi/Flickr.

...who did this and this and this and this and need I say more? (Yes. She also did this.)

If you were casting a "Ghostbusters" movie in 2016, these are the people you would cast, regardless of gender.

GIF from "Ghostbusters."

Not only would you cast them, you would offer them infinite money. If they refused, you would offer them even more than infinity money.

Which doesn't mean the movie is going to be good. It could be! It could also be terrible. Like any huge summer blockbuster, it could land somewhere in between.

GIF from "Ghostbusters."

Right now, no one knows, because basically no one has seen it yet.

But one thing is clear: If the "Ghostbusters" reboot does fail, it won't be because they didn't choose the best people for the job.

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Three years ago, France took big steps to combat food waste by making a law that bans grocery stores from throwing away edible food.According to the new ordinance, stores can be fined for up to $4,500 for each infraction.

Previously, the French threw out 7.1 million tons of food. Sixty-seven percent of which was tossed by consumers, 15% by restaurants, and 11% by grocery stores.

This has created a network of over 5,000 charities that accept the food from supermarkets and donate them to charity. The law also struck down agreements between supermarkets and manufacturers that prohibited the stores from donating food to charities.

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It's expected that similar laws may spread through Europe, but people are a lot less confident at it happening in the United States. The USDA believes that the biggest barrier to such a program would be cost to the charities and or supermarkets.

"The logistics of getting safe, wholesome, edible food from anywhere to people that can use it is really difficult," the organization said according to Gizmodo. "If you're having to set up a really expensive system to recover marginal amounts of food, that's not good for anybody."

Plus, the idea may seem a little too "socialist" for the average American's appetite.

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However, just because something may be socialist doesn't mean it's wrong. The greater wrong is the insane waste of money, damage to the environment, and devastation caused by hunger that can easily be avoided.

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