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#1 Hayleymumof3

Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:17 AM

ANNE of Green Gables has ditched her red hair and braids for a "sexy" blonde makeover - and fans are outraged.
Booklovers have expressed their disgust at the new cover of the children's classic which features an attractive young girl, posing coquettishly without her famous auburn hair.
The infamous red-haired 11-year-old Canadian orphan who once adorned the cover is now illustrated as a "blonde, buxom and bedroom-eyed cowgirl" on the latest edition, which is currently being sold on Amazon.

Read more: http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/books...9#ixzz2KPoeKhc5


#2 DonnaNobelHasBeenS

Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:31 AM

Showed your link around the room, we all agree it's just plain bizarre!

#3 IShallWearMidnight

Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:33 AM

eww! The pose is pretty gross too!

#4 Fat Amy

Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:40 AM


#5 Lightning_bug

Posted 10 February 2013 - 02:05 AM

There are whole elements of the story based on her getting in fights over her red hair.

Trying to die it.

WTF are they thinking?

#6 Gumnut82

Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:11 AM

So. Totally. Wrong.

#7 BeachedAsBro

Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:04 AM

Don't worry ladies, tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it wink.gif

(Also WTF were they thinking? They could have at least had her with raven black hair like she imagines she has when she's Cordelia)

#8 Tree Sage

Posted 10 February 2013 - 07:38 AM

Surely this has to be a joke.
Though it makes me worried about what they may have done to the literature inside the cover. What have they changed there?

Who like the Emily Books too?

#9 Sweet like a lemon

Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:25 PM

Just wrong. There should be laws protecting the original content and concepts of stories of old.

#10 belinda1976

Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:30 PM

OMG!  ohmy.gif   Looks like the cover of a Danielle Steel movie.

Oh how I love AOGG!

#11 Fenrir

Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:41 PM

If they had used someone with red hair I doubt there would have been the outcry.

#12 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:45 PM

QUOTE (Beautiful Warlock @ 10/02/2013, 01:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If they had used someone with red hair I doubt there would have been the outcry.

Of course there would. There is no way a schoolgirl from the turn of the century would pose in that fashion . Have you read the books in question?

#13 Ritaroo

Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:53 PM

Why do they have to turn a strong willed and independent young girl into someone's sex object. Terrible for young girls everywhere.

#14 Fenrir

Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:04 PM

Have you read the books in question?

Many, many times.

The majority of comments(and not just from this article) are predominantly about the colour of her hair FIRST and then followed with outrage about the posing of the model.

Don't get me wrong - the model they've used is not at all right but the lack of red hair is what has really upset people and the first thing commented about due to how much it plays a part in the story.

#15 Tammy Swanson

Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:09 PM

so so awful

#16 ThatsNotMyName

Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:20 PM

So so wrong! I've not read AOGG and think its outrageous. The pose is so inappropriate for the target market let alone the hair colour inconsistency.

#17 EBeditor

Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:25 PM

There was another thread on this last week:

The book has been self-published now that the rights are now in the public domain, so anyone can whack a dreadful cover together with some typse set copy and try to flog the thing on Amazon.

#18 Judydoll

Posted 10 February 2013 - 02:11 PM

Wrong!   Some things should be left the way they were intended to be.  

I agree with Magical as well. Is there a swoon emoticon?

Edited by Judydoll, 10 February 2013 - 02:12 PM.

#19 Jadey73

Posted 10 February 2013 - 02:15 PM

Am a big AOGG fan here, such an incredibly inappropriate cover... So very wrong! Hope nothing else gets changed, all the characters were perfect the way they were. I sure as hell wouldn't buy that version.

#20 CFMummy

Posted 10 February 2013 - 02:36 PM

I will honestly say I have only read 1 of the books but she did apeal to me as a red head myself. I do not like the new cover but My Mum has the whole set at home if I want it originals

#21 Guest_Dinah_Harris_*

Posted 10 February 2013 - 02:44 PM

That is truly scuzz bucket.

#22 FeralProudSwahili

Posted 10 February 2013 - 02:48 PM

Appalling. Whoever has okayed it should be flogged.

#23 Sancti-mummy

Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:10 PM

According to this - http://www.upworthy.com/winner-the-most-de...-of-2013?c=ufb1 - Amazon have heeded the opinion of the internet and have removed it.

#24 BetteBoop

Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:33 PM

QUOTE (Ritaroo @ 10/02/2013, 12:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Why do they have to turn a strong willed and independent young girl into someone's sex object. Terrible for young girls everywhere.

Heaven forbid we mix messages to young girls by suggesting your worth is NOT entirely dependent on your hotness to men. We all know it is and Anne needs to confirm that fact.

They should have cut to the chase and had her rubbing ice on her nipples.

Edited by Beetlebop, 10 February 2013 - 03:33 PM.

#25 Snot stew

Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:57 PM

1.  Anne has red hair and freckles, and green eyes.
2.  Anne is supposed to be 'skinny' because she was apparently underfed throughout most of her childhood.
3.  Due to the time period, Anne wore rather shapeless dresses, not flanelette shirts.
4.  Anne was ten/eleven in the first book and considering how skinny she was meant to be, would not have had boobs.

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