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'Django Unchained' dolls banned from eBay

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Action figures based on characters in Quentin Tarantino's new movie "Django Unchained" have been banned from eBay.

The dolls attracted widespread criticism from civil rights leaders when they went on sale and were subsequently pulled from the production line. They reportedly continued to change hands on eBay.com, but bosses of the website have now blocked them from sale over fears they will cause offense.

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EBay spokeswoman Kari Ramirez tells Deadline, "These were removed as they were in violation of our Offensive Materials policy.

"The policy bans items which are "marketed inappropriately with an intolerant regard toward religion, sexual orientation, race, or ethnic background" and includes restrictions on "racially or ethnically offensive language, historical items, reproductions and works of art and media."

The dolls were reportedly authorized by bosses at The Weinstein Company, the film firm behind Tarantino's new Western, which is set in slavery-era Mississippi and stars Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio. "Django Unchained" is nominated for numerous Oscars including the coveted Best Picture Academy Award, but it has also sparked widespread controversy over the repeated use of racial slurs throughout the movie.

133Comments
Jan 25, 2013 9:21AM
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Why don't we change history if people find an accurate portrayal of it in a movie to be offensive?  I mean, we could just abolish slavery by rewriting everything so it just never happened.  We could even change the meaning of the word slavery in dictionaries so it means king or something and even change the meaning of the N word to mean something outstanding. 
Jan 25, 2013 9:20AM
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Piss off Ebay.  I am going to post non stop sales of these figures. 
Jan 25, 2013 9:19AM
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There JUST dolls, people!  If it offends you, don't buy them!
Jan 25, 2013 9:17AM
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Maybe we should ban all california companies for the next four years.E-bay is a so-cal company.
Jan 25, 2013 9:16AM
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Fair enough; I banned eBay long ago...
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