3:22 pm - 01/24/2013

Django Slave Toys Also Banned From Ebay

Don't count on finding one of those discontinued "Django Unchained" slave toys on eBay any time soon, the action figures have now been banned from the auction website.

The Weinstein Company (which produced the film) discontinued the promotional figurines in response to a massive backlash from several African-American advocacy groups.

After the toy company halted production, the toys began to pop up on eBay as "rare" collectibles ... and bids skyrocketed.

But last night, all the listings for the "Django" toys were yanked from the website -- and eBay explained itself to sellers with an email, saying, "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.”

eBay also cautioned the sellers not to re-list the items.

A rep for the auction website confirmed the story, telling us, "These [toys] were removed as they were in violation of our Offensive Materials policy."

coconutoil 24th-Jan-2013 10:12 pm (UTC)
Well, maybe you can take a step back and consider that since you are removed from the historical context that you shouldn't engage in an argument with people who are actually affected by the particular issue? Like, just understand that since you lack the experience with American History and slavery and its lingering effects in the States that you shouldn't claim that people have "become so sensitive" you know?
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