The ‘Django’ Controversy Continues

Pictured above, community activist Najee Ali holds an action figure depicting Calvin Candie, Leonardo DiCaprio’s character from the Quentin Tarantino film Django Unchained, during a news conference Tuesday Jan. 8, 2013 in Los Angeles. He (and others) have called for the “offensive” action figures to be taken off the market.

Apparently now we can’t even have action figures from Django Unchained. As I discussed before, there has been some controversy over the film, and especially its vulgar language (like you could expect anything else from a Tarantino film). Now, even though I think the calls for censorship are completely outrageous, at least we can just say “if you don’t want to hear it, don’t watch the movie.” But now we are also being deprived of even the option to buy frakking action figures. They’re dolls! Seriously! How are they hurting anyone?

I’m so irked by this new development that I don’t even know what to say, so I’ll just refer you to an article that will tell you a bit more, and gladly welcome your comments on the matter.

After many protests, production line is halted for Django Unchained ‘action figures’
Liz Ferguson @ Montréal Gazette

130206-article-djangofigures

After complaints from several groups, including one led by Rev. Al Sharpton, groups, the Weinstein Co. has asked the NECA company to stop making “action figures” or dolls, if you prefer, of characters in Quentin Tarantino’s film Django Unchained. The Weinstein Co. produced the film.

Read More >

Advertisements

2 comments


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s