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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.

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Jan 25, 2013 1:16PM
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This doll has no offensive words on the box or in the box. It is no more offensive then any other Django items and they are all still for sell. E-Bay has its head up its butt on this one. While they ban this they have 310 items for sale right now with ni**er in the title and thousands of movie DVD's that use the same word in them. Also they sell gangster rap CD's? I'm not saying they should pull all the other stuff, just wondering why these dolls?
Jan 25, 2013 1:04PM
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So let me get this straight.  As a society we are exposed to graphic violence on TV, in movies, video games, the nightly news, magazines, books, music lyrics, etc., but our freedom of speech, a guaranteed right in America, is being diluted daily so no one gets their feelings hurt.  And how hypocritical that ebay would be the ones to do it.  Have you looked at their 'Adult Only' section?  Plenty of raunchier things for sale there than a little black doll.  Get real.
Jan 25, 2013 1:04PM
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It is the winers that are ruining this country with their every lawsuit and ban they cause. Sick of it! If you dont like something go look at something else.  People that are having hard times dont need even more things banned from being sold. Winers, please go do something useful!

Jan 25, 2013 1:02PM
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Oh boy - time to ban Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn - again. It was historu people. That is how they talked. No, it' wasn't ok - yes it is mean and ugly. But please. Are we giving up our free speach rights now too because someone might be offened? REALLY!? If the people who founded our country did that we still be called " The Colonies". I had no plans to see the movie - not my thing - but now ..... 

NAH - probably still won't go.

 

Jan 25, 2013 1:01PM
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Mark Twain - "Censorship is telling a man he can't have a steak just because a baby can't chew it."
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