Movie Toys Get Canned
(Hollywood, CA) A plan to release action figures based on the characters of the movie “Django Unchained” has been canned.
The Weinstein Company asked the toy company to discontinue the line after complaints that they were offensive.
The hit movie is a violent film about a freed slave who becomes a bounty hunter.
Civil rights groups complained that the toys trivialized the horrors of slavery.
The movie company says the toys were intended for people 17 and older.