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The controversy surrounding the 'Django Unchained' dolls continues. Quentin Tarantino's slavery movie 'Django Unchained' has roused all sorts of heated discussion around the use of the N-word and the way slavery is portrayed in the film. Well now the film's merchandizing is a major point of contention as well. After complaints from several civil rights groups, The Weinstein Company halted production on the dolls that represent three characters from the film...Kerry Washington's Broomhilda, DiCaprio's Calvin Candie and Jamie Foxx's Django.
Well not only are these action figures banned from retailer shelves, but now Ebay has banned the sale of the dolls on their online marketplace as well. Before the ban, the dolls were going for upwards of two thousand dollars! Ebay says the dolls violate their Offensive Materials policy, the dolls fall under the category of items that quote "graphically portray graphic violence or victims of violence".
So what do you guys make of this whole controversy? Did The Weinstein Company take it too far by making these dolls? Or should 'Djano Unchained' be allowed to have collectibles like any other Tarantino movie? Sound off in the comments below. I'm Simone Boyce for Clevver Movies and I'll see you next time.