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The Fetishization of Space Jam: How Lola Bunny Led to Furries

How Lola Bunny confused a generation.

Update 3/4/2021: Warner Bros. has just released early images from the forthcoming remake of Space Jam, and social media has erupted in a torent of outrage — only some of which is ironic.

The primary concern is that Lola bunny's character has been thoroughly redesigned, to deemphasize her sex-symbol status. They have replaced her once toned, anthropomorphic legs with cartoon tubes — or possibly cabriole table legs — made her facial dimensions more cartoonishly exaggerated, and have seemingly erased any suggestion of her bunny-breasts. All this while putting her in clothing that hardly even qualify for the term "scantily clad."

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Gail Simone, the comic book writer behind DC's Birds of Prey (amongst others), randomly tweeted this today:

But because this is the Internet and we're all very sexually confused by cartoons, Simone's "Stupid Question Of The Day" quickly became one of the top trending topics on Twitter with #1stCartoonCrush.

Many of the responses were exactly what one would expect.

Complex tweeted Lola Bunny for Space Jam which...yeah, obviously.

What would any first cartoon crush list be without Jessica Rabbit? The literal definition of a cartoon crush.

Daphne from Scooby Doo seems like a pretty solid choice, too. Her fashion sense was always on point.

Robin Hood was a real fox, for sure.

Meg from Hercules had that sensual, wispy art style. Totally get it.

All the Sailor Scouts showed up, but Sailor Mars is the correct answer.

Okay, I'm kind of feeling Molly MacDonald from Arthur, too. She seems like the kind of girl who would choke me, and I kind of dig it.

Y'know what, yes, I do think James had a certain sexual flair. I'm still here for this.

No. Not Shrek. Not funny. Okay, screw it, maybe.

Squidward was hella chiseled. Absolute smash.

Lorde? Come on Comedy Central, she's not even a cartoon. But also yes.

TIL childhood was a massive cartoon sex fantasy, because we're all glorious trash monsters.