You know how people like to say that men don't MEAN to be sexist and there's not some grand conspiracy to leave women out of everything?
Report: ‘Star Wars’ toymakers were ‘specifically directed’ to exclude Rey
The source alleges that, during toy pitches held last January for executives, “initial versions of many of the products presented to Lucasfilm featured Rey prominently.” But under the direction of the executives, Rey’s presence was deliberately minimized in the planned merchandise.
“One or more individuals raised concerns about the presence of female characters in the Star Wars products,” Boehm reports. “Eventually, the product vendors were specifically directed to exclude the Rey character from all Star Wars-related merchandise.”
Allegedly, the industry insider was told, “No boy wants to be given a product with a female character on it.”