On Christmas Day, Quvenzhané Wallis and Jamie Foxx’s Annie opened in movie theaters. The remake of the musical and 80’s movie was nothing but a success, and has even garnered Wallis a Golden Globe nomination, but one retailer seems to have forgotten she’s the star of the movie.
A Change.org petition was recently created after Target shoppers noticed Wallis was not featured in any of the ads for Target’s Annie-inspired collection. The ads feature white models and people are outraged. Although the look-book does include models of all ethnicities, the in-store display ads seem to only feature white models. So far over 1,000 people have signed the petition, which states:
Your recent Annie ads and in-store displays depicts a misleading depiction of the movie as it shows a Caucasian young lady opposed to the star of the film-Quvenzhané Wallis. Though the model is quite professional, she does not speak to the relevance of the movie or main character. When the original Annie came out, everything was about Aileen Quinn or a character/person that emulated her…why not now Target? If you can show it online, show it in ALL of your stores with multiple signage with different girls not one!