Django toys banned, eBay bans selling of ‘Django Unchained’ dolls due to “offensive in nature”By Angel Cuala on Jan 25, 2013 in Entertainment, Internet, Lifestyle, Movies •
The controversial Django toys have been banned at eBay, after they were classified as “offensive in nature.” This means that selling of the promotional toys, which include action figures of Candie, Schultz, Butch, Broomhilda, Stephen, and Django, from the Quentin Tarantino movie “Django Unchained” will be stopped.
Dyango toy being sold at eBay
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According to TMZ on Thursday, January 24, 2013, eBay decided to ban the Django toys from their website, less than a week after The Weinstein Company, which produced the said film, discontinued the production of the said dolls, citing complaints from various African American groups, including Al Sharpton‘s ‘National Action Network.’
“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.” A statement from the email sent by eBay to their sellers on Wednesday night was quoted in the report, advising them not to re-sell them on their website.
TMZ added that a rep of eBay has confirmed to them that Django toys, which were priced at $2,495.95 for 3 pcs., have been banned because they were “in violation of our Offensive Materials policy.” The sale of the action figures is being dubbed as offensive to African American ancestors and their descendants.
The movie “Django Unchained,” which was released on December 25, 2012, has been controversial for its topic – the slave trade two years before the civil war. The film stars Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, and Christoph Waltz, who won the Golden Globe Best Supporting Actor award.
eBay page showing Dyango toys being banned
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