18 January 2013 2:55 PM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

After enduring protests that they trivialized the horrors of slavery, by selling 8-inch slave playthings that you could then master for fun, The Weinstein Company has emancipated its controversial line of Django Unchained action figures, asking toymaker Neca to stop boxing up the dolls, effective immediately. As you’ll recall, several groups, including Najee Ali’s Project Islamic Hope and the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, recently voiced their dismay over the figurines modeled after the characters of Quentin Tarantino’s revenge fantasy, decrying this seeming commercialization of slavery. (A commercialization of slavery that was just one step »

Report a problem

Similar News Items

Quentin Tarantino
Django Unchained (2012)
Al Sharpton

IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners