Poof! 'Ghostbusters' tweet cheering Clinton deleted

A tweet from Sony Pictures' "Ghostbusters" account that many interpreted as an endorsement of Hillary Clinton has disappeared as quickly as a phantom.

The studio tweeted "Boo-yah, we smashed your glass ceiling," on Thursday after Clinton became the first woman to lead a major U.S. political party. The message also had the hashtag "ImWithHer," a Clinton campaign motto.

By Friday, it had been deleted. A spokeswoman for Sony told the Los Angeles Times that the tweet "was never intended to be a political endorsement."

The all-female version of "Ghostbusters" stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones as a ghost-fighting foursome. It has become a lightning rod to some, in part for the gender of its paranormal pursuers.

-AP

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