HOLLYWOOD – Following the controversy surrounding the Star Wars Monopoly game which excluded the figure of Rey (Daisy Ridley), Hasbro has announced that she will appear in the Ghostbusters Monopoly game to be released in June, 2016.
The controversy was sparked when players noticed that Hasbro’s Star wars themed Monopoly game featured Darth Vader, Kylo Ren, Finn and Luke Skywalker, but failed to include arguably the protagonist of The Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Rey played by British actor Daisy Ridley. Letters were written and a campaign launched via Twitter and other social media sites featuring the hashtag #WheresRey. Even JJ Abrams was caught up in the furor, punching a journalist who asked him the question and having to spend the night in a jail cell in New Mexico. However, today Hasbro released a statement promising that the figure of Rey would feature in the new Ghostbusters Monopoly game.
Here is the statement in full:
Hasbro has a long reputation of making stuff and selling it to people and so we are very careful and sensitive to issues of what people who we sell stuff to think and feel and stuff. Apparently some of these people are girls and/or women and they got upset because of something we did or didn’t do, we weren’t really listening, but we get it you’re upset. So, if you really think it’s that big a deal what we’re going to do is release the Rey action figure as a counter on the All New Ghostbusters Monopoly Game. This way all the girls can be together, is our thinking. It’s okay. Don’t mention it.