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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 10:34AM
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Ammmm, the intolerant is ebay, way to go. Making a success on the action figures, now they will become more expensive due the outrage of some and more in to "collector" items because of what represents. This is a great marketing campaign for Django in general.
Jan 25, 2013 10:33AM
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keep up the racism cry and you will continue to make people more racist!

 

Stupid mother effers!  Now I see the young blacks crying!  My generation where I grew up was so color blind - now these old black cry babies are making everyone more racist then ever.

 

Eff the effen old people!  Under 50 generation doesn't need guidance from anyone over 60 about racism!

 

Eff all you pukes!

Jan 25, 2013 10:29AM
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Jamie Foxx through the direction of Tarantino did a gruesomely twisted and fantastic job at bringing to life some of the grotesque and backward ways of the "Old South".  Banning these is ignoring what happened.  This movie brought to life so many bits and pieces of history books in a cinematic form and would not have been the same without that racist element; simply because we were a racist society.  Please note I said a cinematic form.
Jan 25, 2013 10:28AM
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However sexist items are A OK to sell. <sarcasm>
Jan 25, 2013 10:27AM
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eBay, that bastion of racial sensitivity, bans Django toys...yet oddly enough, has no problem selling this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-REBTIME-CONSERVATIVE-RECORDS-DAMAGED-45-LOT-WE-DONT-WANT-NIGGERS-****-/230913296369?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35c38147f1

and this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ten-Little-****-Boys-Coloured-Lantern-Slides-Museum-Quality-/321060441968?pt=UK_Collectables_Photographs_MJ&hash=item4ac0b18f70

aand this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/TEN-LITTLE-****-BOYS-/111004151809?pt=Antiquarian_Books_UK&hash=item19d85cf001

aaaand this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Black-Americana-The-Young-****-Bank-/190787845510?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c6bd77d86
aaand this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Little-****-McLoughlin-Brothers-CRT-/380477585235?pt=US_Nonfiction_Book&hash=item58963b3753

aaaaaaand this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/JOHNNY-OTIS-SHOW-BARBARA-MORRISON-Hey-Boy-****-Please-JW-S70-northern-soul-/170976879046?pt=Music_on_Vinyl&hash=item27cf0421c6

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/How-to-Be-a-Rich-****-by-Rufus-Jr-Shaw-1979-Paperback-Autographed-/261157141200?pt=US_Nonfiction_Book&hash=item3cce2dbad0

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/OLD-Children-Book-Illustration-1903-Rhyme-****-Boy-ABC-RARE-Black-Americana-/121043649981?pt=Antiquarian_Collectible&hash=item1c2ec385bd

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/****-FLIRT-Zincographie-1910-large-format-/170977915735?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27cf13f357
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/****-FLIRT-Zincographie-1910-large-format-/170977915735?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27cf13f357

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Thomas-Nast-The-****-must-go-and-The-Chinese-must-go-matted-16-x-20-/360573656337?pt=Art_Prints&hash=item53f3dd5d11


So, um, eBay....how 'bout explaining how those items are A-o.k. to sell on your site, eh?



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