The director of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has addressed the controversy around Karen Gillan’s costume in the movie. The Guardians of the Galaxy star plays Ruby Roundhouse – the avatar of Martha, one of the four kids who, while cleaning their school’s basement during detention, discover a vintage video game that catapults them into a virtual reality adventure. Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, and Kevin Hart play the other three avatars in the film.

Following the release of the first image from Welcome to the Jungle, a number of people questioned why Ruby’s costume needs to have her midriff on display while her co-stars’ garbs are normal safari-themed outfits. Not only does her look seem impractical given the predicament that she is in, many also feel that it objectifies her as the ...

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