Stop the publication of the blonde Anne of Green Gables.
Anne is a classic Canadian icon and in the hearts of many readers. However, this Anne is the exact of opposite of what we grew up loving. Instead of red hair, she is blonde. Yet, an integral part of the first book is Anne's struggle to come to terms with the colour of her hair. Furthermore, she comes to Green Gables as a young girl, not a teenager. In addition, this Anne is highly seductive which poorly reflects the fresh faced and imaginative young girl. Anne of Green Gables is a special book to many people and this picture does not do the literary heroine justice. The main target audience is supposed to be pre-teens and it is disturbing that this picture is presumed to draw in more readers. This runs deeper than a few disgruntled Canadians. It is sad that almost every toy, book, or piece of media that young girls interact with are sexualized. This new Anne proves that it has gone too far. Anne Shirley is youthful child with a rambunctious energy, an over-the-top imagination, and a naive view of her world. Why is this so wrong? That is what young girls are. They are not supposed to be partying like the members of Jersey Shore or being made up to look twenty like on Toddlers and Tiaras. Young girls are supposed to be carefree and wishful, much like Anne Shirley.