Zoe Saldana’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” character, Gamora, plays a big part in the hit film — but you wouldn’t know it based on the film’s merchandise.
A current controversy is brewing over this T-shirt from kids’ clothing retailer, Children’s Place, that only features male characters:
One disturbed mum tweeted her outrage:
After contacting the company for an explanation, she received a surprising reply:
She wasn’t satisfied with Children’s Places’ response:
The Internet humorously weighed in on the situation:
Then people even started taking to The Children’s Place Facebook page:
But the mum eventually fixed Children Place’s mistake:
But this isn’t an isolated incident, Gamora has actually been missing from a lot of the movie’s merchandise.
A quick search on the Disney store website reveals a similar situation:
Blogger Amanda Ratcliffe started the hashtag #WheresGamora after noticing that Walmart was selling tons of merch featuring the male stars of “Guardians,” but no females. See photo proof on her blog here.
The #WheresGamora hashtag has since gone viral, with some great observations being brought to light:
The girls’ dad further explained what happened on their Target outing to WYSK:
“The only female action figure we were able to find in the entire aisle was Wonder Woman, and she was only available as part of a seven-hero set that cost $US50. So in order to get one Wonder Woman, the girls would have to buy six heroes they didn’t want and pay $US50 for the privilege. That was a non-starter.”