abcnews.go.com - A collection of dolls, intended for adults, based on the characters in Quentin Tarantino’s slave revenge epic “Django Unchained” has the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network calling for a national boycott of the dolls.
“Selling this doll is highly offensive to our ancestors and the African-American community,” the Rev. K.W. Tulloss, president of the Network’s Los Angeles chapter, told the New York Daily News.
“The movie is for adults, but these are action figures that appeal to children. We don’t want other individuals to utilize them for their entertainment, to make a mockery of slavery.”
The 10-doll collection, sold through Amazon, includes figures for Jamie Foxx’s Django, a freed-slave-turned-bounty-hunter, and his on-screen wife Broomhilda, played by Kerry Washington. There are also figures for the Mississippi plantation owner, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, and the characters played by Christoph Waltz and Samuel L. Jackson.
Prices range from $29.99 to $34.99 for one doll, or $299 for all 10. Read more