I'm not even going to try to explain how blind your obviously liberal political perspective is making you to this.
But let me explain why this movie was so controversial.
It failed because Instead of making Ghostbusters 3, the studio opted for a hard reboot. Which makes no sense, given the majority of the main cast is still alive at the time the movie began production. The reason it was a hard reboot and not a sequel, was a dual reason. The firstly, that the Hollywood system kept dicking around Dan Aykroyd's and Harold Ramis's script for Ghostbusters 3 until Harold Ramis died.
That was the first sign.
The thing that triggered this Garbage Fire was Paul Feige. Who in his own words "didn't want the female characters to inherit anything from a male counterpart'. (I'll link the interview when I can find it). That's right people. The reason Paul decided to make the cast female, as well as make it a hard reboot instead of a sequel that could have respected the legacy of the original movies. was POLITICALLY MOTIVATED. So in other words, the politics of this particular director were associated with a controversial change That closed the book on the adventures of the original characters FOREVER. A change that in the eyes of many people, (from all parts of the political spectrum) tarnished the legacy of something great.
For example. Zack Snyder is a Randian Capitalist Objectivist. But he's never open about it, and he's never associated his political beliefs with his work. But imagine if, he said 'the reason I made these drastic changes to the DC universe in my movies were because of my own political views and hangups'. Fans would blame Ayn Randian politics for 'ruining' the DC characters. Except it wouldn't be as bad, because DC can always reboot and recast the characters because they're Icons. You can't really do that with the Ghostbuster Characters who are far less iconic.
Also, notes for Sony, the journalists, and the cast who went on tour, all of them fanning the flames by inciting the people who objected to the female cast on genuinely misogynistic terms? Good business sense 101. Unless your movie is explicitly about political themes and thus wasn't going to be a mass market hit anyway, you don't put politics, especially gender politics smack dab center in the FREAKING MARKETING! Especially for a multi-million dollar investment with lots of CGI you're planning to turn into a cinematic universe!
Especially in a FUCKING ELECTION YEAR when people are going to be more sensitive and offended by things like this! That risks potentially alienating at least 50% of your potential audience, you should have seen the writing on the wall!
I’ll escape now from this world, from the world of Jean Valjean, Jean Valjean is nothing now! Another story must begin!
Avatar: "There's a Starman, waiting in the sky. He'd like to come and meet me, but he thinks he'd blow my mind."
Phew, I’m not tense anymore… now I’m just miserable.
People say "be yourself" but that's bad advice, if we were all to "be ourselves" many of us would stop wearing clothes. -Chuckman