Yesterday, Kevin Hart shared the first set photo from the new Jumanji sequel. The image has however caused controversy as many people online are unhappy with Karen Gillan’s “sexist” outfit.
Hart shared the image on Instagram of himself alongside the cast which includes Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Karen Gillan and Jack Black. Check it out below:
UPDATE: Gillan has now tried to explain that her outfit has meaning behind it, she posted the following tweet:
— Karen Gillan (@karengillan) September 21, 2016
As you can see, Gillan has been dressed in a crop top and short shorts, a wardrobe decision that many feel is unnecessary:
Because when I think "let's go for an adventure in a jungle" I immediately think short shorts and a crop top. https://t.co/ls9z4jFWuc
— Julia Bottles (@juliabottles) September 21, 2016
I vote that the next Jumanji cast photo has The Rock and Karen Gillan switching outfits.
— Carly Lane (@carlylane) September 20, 2016
— Johanna (@Talk2JOHanna) September 21, 2016
Things I can't stop thinking about this morning: 1. Karen Gillan wearing a crop top in the Jumanji promo pics. She'll be bitten to death.
— Lindsey Kelk (@LindseyKelk) September 20, 2016
— Joanna Robinson (@jowrotethis) September 20, 2016
of course the female is in little shorts and shirt with midriff showing. Like a costume called "sexy jungle girl" #jumanji
— Poke With Stick (@ifdeadpoke) September 20, 2016
— K҉hail (@KhailAnonymous) September 20, 2016
The Rock did respond, re-assuring fans that the costumes ‘will all make full sense soon’. But that still didn’t go down too well with some:
Well, if Karen Gillan turns out to breathe through her skin in Jumanji, I will truly feel ashamed of my words and deeds. pic.twitter.com/LD6MOrpVlO
— Adi Robertson (@thedextriarchy) September 20, 2016
The film was initially thought to be a remake of Robin Williams’ 1995 original. However, it’s now confirmed as a sequel with Jake Kasdan at the helm.
Jumanji will swing into theaters on 28 July, 2017.