11-year-old girl Bea Rutherford writes letter to accuse Beano of sexism

11-year-old girl writes letter to accuse Beano of sexism

The Beano features popular character Dennis the Menace

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

An 11-year-old girl has written a letter to the Beano – to accuse the famous comic of sexism.

Bea Rutherford complained about two aspects of the children's comic, the first of which was a Guardians Of The Galaxy competition, according to The Scotsman.  

She claimed the comic had not included the main female character from the film, meaning the only ones featured were male.

The 11-year-old then claimed its advert about Christmas mystery boxes featured a blue one for boys and a pink one for girls.

Bea slammed this as “unbelievably sexist” and asked “what if a kid is a girl but loves gaming? Oh sorry little girl, but you can’t have a Christmas mystery box because you don’t fit into these sexist categories. (WRONG!)”

The girl also explained the letter that she was writing was “not because I want to write to you telling you what a wonderful comic you do, but in fact the entire opposite."

Her email did not receive a reply from the comic at first but when her father posted the letter on Twitter it received plenty of attention.

The comic has now replied to his tweet by saying: “Hi Adam, thanks for flagging this to us, we couldn’t agree more with Bea. This should not have been allowed to happen. We’re replying to Bea directly. Apologies to all our readers."