Auction site eBay bans slave doll toys based on Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained movie.
When thinking of dolls is your first thought One Direction? Little Mix? or is it revenge-seeking freed slave’s from the film Django? highly unlikely.
If there were ever toys suitable for “warning: not suitable for children” then it seems Quentin Tarantino’s Djano Unchained merchandise is … or at least eBay think so!
The Weinstein Company, which produced the film, discontinued the official toys after complaints were made by several African American advocacy groups. Just as you would expect prices for the collectable dolls soon surged however the popular auction site stepped in by removing the listings and cautioned sellers not to re-list the toys, reports TMZ.com.
“Since the manufacturer of this product has discontinued the item’s sale due to its potentially offensive nature, we are not allowing it to be sold on eBay,” read an eBay statement.
“[The toys] were removed as they were in violation of our Offensive Materials policy.”
The toys were based on the film’s main characters: Django (Jamie Foxx), bounty hunter Dr King Schultz (Christoph Waltz) and brutal slave owner Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio).
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