Children’s Place Ripped For Excluding Gamora From Guardians of the Galaxy Shirt Because It’s For “Boys” (PHOTO)
By Shari Weiss | 4:34 pm, August 18th, 2014PHOTO
Children’s Place, the popular kids’ clothing retailer, is selling a Guardians of the Galaxy t-shirt featuring the movie’s characters — with one noticeable exception.
While Rocket, Groot, and Drax the Destroyer are all showcased, Gamora, played in the film by Zoe Saldana, is inexplicably left off the design.
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One disturbed mom contacted the company for an explanation, and shared the customer service reply on Twitter.
“The Guardians of the Galaxy shirt in particular is a boy’s shirt, which is why it does not include the female character Gamora,” the rep said in part.
We’re not sure what’s more offensive — the implication that girls can’t like Guardians of the Galaxy, or the suggestion that boys can’t have an interest in a female character.
As the concerned mom herself wondered, “This is 2014, right?”
Check out the tweets below, and tell us what you think.
— Kristen (@kristenrapp) August 17, 2014
— Kristen (@kristenrapp) August 18, 2014