Let's start this by asking, who hought selling "Django Unchained" action figures would be a good idea in the first place? Whoever it was, he or she certainly put into motion one of the more cantankerous movie stories of the month ... and "Zero Dark Thirty" caused actual protests, for crying out loud.
The Weinstein Company, in response to pressure from civil rights advocacy groups, recently directed Neca Toys, which had been licensed to produce and distribute the "Django" dolls, to discontinue the line and pull the dolls from shelves. The toys were seen as totally distasteful, because there's just something not right about kids playing with slave and slave owner action figures.
In a statement, the company said that like the Rated R film itself, the action figures were not meant for consumers below the age of seventeen.
They added, "We have tremendous respect for the audience and it was »
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