Posted By LambChop
The producers of Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" stopped production of action figures based on the Oscar-nominated slavery movie after criticism that they were offensive to African-Americans.
The eight-inch dolls were supposedly intended for people 17 and older and included gun-toting slave Django, his wife and the cruel, white plantation owner.
"Django Unchained" has been attacked by some African-Americans for its portrayal of slavery and its violence. Despite the controversy, the film was nominated for five Oscars, including best picture.
K.W. Tulloss, president of the Los Angeles branch of National Action Network, told the New York Daily News: "Selling this doll is highly offensive to our ancestors and the African-American community. The movie is for adults, but these are action figures that appeal to children. We don't want other individuals to utilize them for their entertainment, to make a mockery of slavery."