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This morning, we got a first look at LeBron James and the Tunes Squad ahead of the official release of Space Jam: A New Legacy.
Pictures of the action-packed screenplay quickly flooded online after LeBron and Warner Bros shared the images on social media.
And to say everyone is excited about the movie's release would be a massive understatement.
But while LeBron's debut appearance has stolen much of the headlines during the film's production, it seems the latest interest and buzz around the movie is centred around an entirely different character.
Lola Bunny redesign from 1996 > 2021 pic.twitter.com/Uc4uBX7FCT- SB:registered: (@drakecereal) March 4, 2021
It's understood Lola Bunny has had her iconic style updated and refreshed by the movie's director Malcolm D. Lee.
According to Lee, who is the cousin of the legendary Spike Lee, he was taken off guard by Lola's "very sexualised" image from the first movie back in 1996.
So by "reworking" Lola'a new look, Lee hopes to paint the character as a "strong" role model for younger female viewers.
"This is 2021," Lee told Entertainment Weekly.
"It's important to reflect the authenticity of strong, capable female characters."
And if you check out the 1996 film featuring Michael Jordan, you can kind of see Lee's point.
When Lola is first introduced to the story, she casually strolls onto the court while saxophone music plays in the background.
Her smooth entrance was met with gawking looks from the rest of the male characters - even MJ himself looked pretty wide-eyed as he watched on from the sidelines.
But it seems the crux of the argument, mainly coming from Twitter, lies with Lee altering the size of Lola's breasts - not necessarily changing her clothing.
Unsurprisingly, news of Lola's drastic change was met with a mixed reception from the public.
Some film fans applauded Lee for the move, while others slated him for it.
Either way, it seems people are divided.
Thoughts are with the person whose job it was to look at all the accounts being horny for old Lola Bunny and / or upset that they aren't as horny for new Lola Bunny and then summarize it as "people share their feelings" pic.twitter.com/Te8oJUK1Jk- Emma Baccellieri (@emmabaccellieri) March 4, 2021
I once turned on a TV in a hotel in London and Space Jam was on. I'd never seen it (I was busy in 1996) so I said "Who's that?" My then-boyfriend said "That's Lola Bunny! You don't remember Lola Bunny?" I said no, and he said, in a way I'll never forget, "*I* remember Lola Bunny"- Mara "Get Rid of the Nazis" Wilson (@MaraWilson) March 4, 2021
I don't care that Lola Bunny is dressed less sexy in Space Jam 2 but I am unbelievably exhausted by the idea that the way you communicate that a female character is to be taken seriously is by removing her boobs- Lux "24/7 :milky_way: " Alptraum (@LuxAlptraum) March 4, 2021
"Certain body types aren't inherently sexual or unsexual" and the "OG Lola Bunny design was hypersexualized" can exist in the same space if we understand that sexualization in character design involves more than shape but l costume, acting, etc. pic.twitter.com/3tczjFNvat- Don't Wake Taylor Up Until 2024 :sleeping: (@InspectorNerd) March 5, 2021
first they take Lola Bunny's breasts, what's next? Elmo's pendulous red cock and balls?- sarah schauer (@sarahschauer) March 5, 2021
people arguing on the internet about lola bunny being too sexy/not sexy enough pic.twitter.com/SMLPzpCCos- Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) March 4, 2021
my human lola bunny take pic.twitter.com/Y5IJ3zfyO5- iv / girlboss :rainbow::kiss_ww: (@orquidiaarte) March 5, 2021
Space jam 2 scene:- Rajat Suresh (@rajat_suresh) March 4, 2021
LeBron James: hello Lola you do not make anyone horny. I respect you for basketball
Lola bunny: thank you
the liberals took away lola bunny's fat fucking tits cancel culture has gone too far!!!! https://t.co/67fjnSeWwV- Piss Vortex (@pissvortex) March 4, 2021
lola bunny trending? this is her best version pic.twitter.com/6NqkFpk9tU- koko (@8wariorlittle) March 4, 2021
Lola Bunny is trending and I want to remind you all that the character already peaked 10 years ago pic.twitter.com/TVTVPlGVkC- Brendy :crocodile: #SaveVentureBros (@TrendanBrendan) March 4, 2021
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