“Breaking Bad” star Aaron Paul is upset over Toys ‘R’ Us’ decision to pull the “Breaking Bad” toy figures from its shelves.
Aaron responded to the action figures being removed, after one Florida mother found them inappropriate. Umm…just don’t buy them if you don’t like them!
The Florida woman, Susan Schrivjer, started a petition on the site Change.Org to air her grievances against the retailer’s decision to stock the toys. Just 9,000 plus signatures later, Toys R Us caved.
They stated they would remove the “Breaking Bad” toy line, stating that “…the action figures have taken an ‘indefinite sabbatical’.”
Aaron Paul responded to their decision, pointing out that the store sells plenty of toys and games that simulate violence, not to mention that Barbie dolls can possibly do damage to a young girls’ body image.
“Breaking Bad” actor Bryan Cranston “Heisenberg” also voiced his opinion on the subject on Twitter, 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.”
The drama series, which wrapped in fall 2013 after five seasons on AMC, is one of the most acclaimed TV shows ever, including winning six Emmys earlier this year, with Cranston receiving his fourth Emmy for lead actor in a drama series for his work on the show.
The series won Emmys for outstanding drama series in 2013 and 2014, and during its run was honored by the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild, AFI, DGA, Television Critics Association, WGA and Critics Choice Awards, among other honors, along with a string of Emmys.
We really don’t see why there would be a problem having the “Breaking Bad” action figures in the store. It was in the adult item part of the store. There are many collectors that love to purchase action figures from their favorite films and television shows.
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