Django Action Figures Discontinued
The National Action Network and Project Islamic Hope were leading a boycott against the production.
The controversial “Django Unchained” action figures have been discontinued. The Weinstein Co., which produced the film, received many complaints that the toys were offensive. “We have tremendous respect for the audience and it was never our intent to offend anyone,” The Weinstein Co. said in a statement. Advocacy groups like Al Sharpton’s National Action Network and Project Islamic Hope also spoke out against the toys, according to TMZ. Sources say the toymakers only released around 1,000 dolls before shutting down the production.
The studio said Friday that the toy collectibles have been created for all of director Quentin Tarantino’s films and were meant for the audience of the film, people 17 and older. (Mercury News)