Toys ‘R’ Us Pulls Controversial ‘Breaking Bad’ Action Figures
Toys ‘R’ Us have acquiesced to a petition from concern parents calling for action figures based on drug drama Breaking Bad to be removed from their stores.
Susan Schrivjer from Florida created the petition last week urging bosses of the chain store to stop selling the character models from the hit show because they represent “a dangerous deviation from their family friendly values”.
Schrivjer notes that the Walter White figurine is holding a gun and a bag of crystal meth, the drug Bryan Cranston’s character makes and sells in the adult drama.
The petition on Change.org gathered more than 8,000 signatures and prompted executives at the retailer to remove the controversial toys from stores on Tuesday.
A representative from Toys ‘R’ Us says in a statement which reads, “Let’s just say, the action figures have taken an ‘indefinite sabbatical’.”
Prior to their decision, Emmy winner Cranston poked fun at the issue, taking to Twitter on Monday, writing, “‘Florida mom petitions against Toys ‘R Us over Breaking Bad action figures.’ I’m so mad, I’m burning my Florida Mom action figure in protest.”
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