Paige Spiranac has a bone to pick with the creators of Space Jam: A New Legacy.
According to the pro-golfer turned influencer, she’s “offended” that the movie changed the physical characteristics of the character, Lola. In the 1996 Space Jam, Lola was big-busted with a fierce attitude to go along with it. Now, instead of a sexualized version of the bunny, the creators have given her a much more toned-down look.
Spiranac, who’s also known to show off her voluptuous figure, says the character’s curves made her “empowering” in the original film. Fast forward to 2021 and the new version of the film has given Lola fewer curves, something Spiranac didn’t like.
While some may appreciate the film’s decision to leave out certain physical features, Spiranac was nothing less than annoyed. During her podcast “Playing A Round With Paige Renee,” the 27-year-old held nothing back when the subject got brought up.
Paige Spiranac on the Original Lola: ‘She Balled Out And Looked Good’
“The director wanted her to be less sexy and be seen as more strong. So what the director decided to do was take away all of her femininity,” Spiranac stated. “She has no curves and her outfit is long basketball shorts with compression shorts and a baggy shirt. I took so much offense to this.
She continued by saying: “They’re basically insinuating that you can’t be sexy and also strong. And to be seen as strong you have to be seen as more masculine. And you can’t show off your body or curves. I hated that. I don’t like what they’re trying to say with this new Lola bunny.”
For Sprianac, she feels as though the updated Lola was unnecessarily stripped of her sexiness.
“It’s a cartoon character, like what the f*** are we actually talking about here. But taking the boobs off Lola Bunny you are saying you can never be seen that way because women who have large breasts, what do we do about that? You look at her in the original movie and she was a f**king badass. She balled out and she looked good,” she added.
Spiranac then recalls one particular scene that left an impression on her as a kid.
“When she gave it to Bugs Bunny and said ‘don’t call me babe,’ that was an empowering moment for three-year-old Paige.”
Spiranac, who’s also amassed 3 million followers on Instagram, often posts pics showing off her curves and urges women to feel proud of their own bodies. “All women can be strong and sexy and empowered in their own way.”