Heisenberg 1, Florida Woman 0.
Late last week, Susan Schrivjer of Fort Myers started a Change.org petition to get Toys ‘R’ Us to remove Breaking Bad action figures from its shelves.
The items – which featured Walter White and Jesse Pinkman in Hazmat suits, along with tiny guns, sacks of cash and a bag of meth – are on sale now for $13.99.
But it isn’t the price with which Schrivjer takes issue.
“Toys R Us is well known around the world for their vast selection of toys for children of all ages,” the documents reads. “However, their decision to sell a Breaking Bad doll, complete with a detachable sack of cash and a bag of meth, alongside children’s toys is a dangerous deviation from their family friendly values.”
To date, the petition has over 3,600 signatures.
“While the show may be compelling viewing for adults, its violent content and celebration of the drug trade make this collection unsuitable to be sold alongside Barbie dolls and Disney characters,” Schrivjer adds.
How does Cranston, a four-time Emmy Award winner for his role on this AMC smash, feel about the flap? This is what he Tweeted in response:
“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.”
HA! We love it.
Toys ‘R’ Us, meanwhile, issued its own statement in regard to the petition, addressing Schrivjer and writing:
“The products you reference are carried in very limited quantities and the product packaging clearly notes that the items are intended for ages 15 and up. Items from this TV series are located in the adult action figure area of our stores.”
That should pretty much put an end to this controversy, shouldn’t it?
Unless some toddler is gonna watch Breaking Bad online, why would he or she even want to own a Walter White doll? Seems easy enough in this case for parents to simply not purchase the item for their kids.
If Miley Cyrus is God then there’s probably hope for us all.
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