Slavery-era action figures tied to Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained” are raising questions about whether they’re appropriate.
A line of figures of the movie’s main characters are on sale online, manufactured by toy maker NECA in partnership with the Weinstein Co.
A collection of dolls based on the characters in Quentin Tarantino’s slave revenge epic racist crap movie “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.”
Najee Ali, director of the advocacy group Project Islamic Hope, plans a news conference Tuesday with other Los Angeles black community leaders calling for the removal of the toys from the market.
Ali called the action figures “a slap in the face of our ancestors.”
“We were outraged,” said Ali, upon learning of the figures. “We feel that it trivializes the horrors of slavery and what African Americans experienced.”
The action figures are collectibles recommended for people older than 17. Tarantino has had such figures made for all of his films, including his last, “Inglourious Basterds.” That film, too, reveled in a revenge fantasy set in history — Nazi Germany.