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7-year-old girl calls out LEGO for promoting gender stereotypes

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LEGO is getting some heat, and it all started with a letter from a 7-year old girl name Charlotte.

On Monday Charlotte was quickly becoming an Internet hero, thanks to a letter she wrote last week.

She hand wrote a letter to LEGO complaining that all of the building blocks intended for boys have the brick toys running off on wild adventures and performing awesome jobs. However, all the female LEGO characters are sunning at the beach or sitting at home, not working.

Here's Charlotte's letter:

"Dear Lego company:

My name is Charlotte. I am 7 years old and I love legos but I don’t like that there are more Lego boy people and barely any Lego girls.

Today I went to a store and saw legos in two sections the girls pink and the boys blue. All the girls did was sit at home, go to the beach, and shop, and they had no jobs but the boys went on adventures, worked, saved people, and had jobs, even swam with sharks.

I want you to make more Lego girl people and let them go on adventures and have fun ok!?!

Thank you.

From Charlotte"

The letter comes at the same time that LEGO releases its first movie, February 7th. It will be interesting to see if the female characters in The LEGO Movie are sunning and sitting at home, or if they have careers and adventures.



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