Well, folks, it's the end of an era -- Lola Bunny, the cartoon rabbit known for tearing up the intergalactic basketball court alongside the Tune Squad and her strange, decade-spanning legacy as an animated '90s sex symbol is back with a brand new redesign for Warner Bro's upcoming Space Jam Reboot. In her highly-anticipated big-screen return this July in Space Jam: A New Legacy Ms. Bunny's look is sportier than ever. Swapping her crop top for a full-length jersey, her short shorts for a pair of the basketball variety, the cartoon icon's look is almost identical to her teammates, animated and LeBron James, a far cry from her first appearance in the 1996 flick. 

However, Lola's new getup seems to have singlehandedly broken the internet, the cartoon basketball uniform that launched 1,000 tweets, igniting an incredibly heated discussion about what, exactly, she should look like. From debating feministic nuances ...

... to pondering if Warner Bros. will Sonic the whole affair ...

... and even making strange Sesame Street comparisons ...

... the internet has been burning over Lola's new fit. Yet the move to make Ms. Bunny's getup a bit less revealing wasn't simply to rile up netizens thirsting after a cartoon rabbit, instead, stemming from the sequel's director, Malcolm D. Lee's thoughts after first viewing the original version of the classic sports film back in 2019. 

"Lola [Bunny] was very sexualized, like Betty Boop mixed with Jessica Rabbit," Lee told Entertainment Weekly of the character's controversial redesign. "Lola was not politically correct ... This is a kids' movie, why is she in a crop top?" he explained. "It just felt unnecessary, but at the same time there's a long history of that in cartoons."

So remember, no matter how big of a crush you had on Lola Bunny during your childhood, at the end of the day, she's a cartoon rabbit who just wants to save her pals from being kidnapped by alien Danny DeVito -- whether she's sporting a teeny crop top or a comfy jersey. 

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