Space Jam fans left furious after Lola Bunny is "desexualised" for 2021 reboot

5 March 2021, 12:51 | Updated: 19 July 2021, 07:58

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Jazmin Duribe

By Jazmin Duribe

"Lets act like Women with big boobs don't even exist."

Space Jam's Lola Bunny has had a 2021 makeover and a lot of people (well, men mainly) are upset.

In case you didn't know, the iconic 1996 movie Space Jam is getting a reboot titled Space Jam: A New Legacy. The original featured legendary basketball player Michael Jordan alongside various Looney Tunes characters, however, the new version will instead be fronted by Los Angeles Lakers basketball player Lebron James.

On Thursday (Mar 4), some first look pictures dropped and everyone noticed that Lola Bunny looks very different now. You may remember she was the character everybody was swooning over, with an hourglass figure, shaking her hips as she walked and wearing a tiny crop top and shorts. Well, now things have changed. The updated Lola wears a longer and loose-fitting Tune Squad uniform.

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Space Jam 2: Lola Bunny's redesign sparks conversation
Space Jam 2: Lola Bunny's redesign sparks conversation. Picture: Warner Bros. Pictures

Director Malcolm D. Lee told Entertainment Weekly that Lola Bunny's image has now been reworked because he was caught off guard by her "very sexualized" depiction in the original movie.

He said: "This is 2021. It's important to reflect the authenticity of strong, capable female characters." Apparently, Malcolm D. Lee reportedly wanted to model Lola on Diana Taurasi and Nneka Ogwumike, two female basketball players who will star in the reboot.

Alas, some weren't too happy that Lola (the cartoon bunny, remember) had lost her sex appeal.

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