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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 7:50PM
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Way to go Ebay, somebody needs to stand up to all of the libtards.  Libtards want to ban guns and the this IDIOT Jamie Foxx has nothing but guns in his movies and calls O'Blame-A 'Our Lord and Savior'.  Straight to hell with you!!  and anything that you're trying to push, sell, etc...

 

Jan 25, 2013 7:38PM
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Seem like these people banning the dolls are a bunch of stupid N*GGERS!  And they are probably white people that are so scared of the fact they are raciest they have to lead every introduction to anyone darker than them with, " Oh, I have an African American friend!"  The statement itself shows they are raciest, the fact they catagorize thier friends by color/nationality means they dont see everyone as the same.  What a bunch of NAGGERS! 

 

Thanks Matt and Trey for that one.

Jan 25, 2013 2:34PM
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being offended is a personal choice.  you can also choose to not get offended.  choosing not to get offended does not make the other person less ignorant, but it does make YOU less ignorant.
Jan 25, 2013 2:29PM
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NEWS FLASH:
It is possible to be tolerant of other races AND recognize and acknowledge that people were not as tolerant in the past.  how do you learn from the past if you sugar coat it with lies, half truths, and omitted truths?
Jan 25, 2013 1:22PM
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This is why most of our kids are P@$$y's. All we do is shelter them and when were not doing that we are going around filing stupid frivolous lawsuits to get free money. Even though im sure a majority of the people agree that this is stupid, they dont have a spine to stand up and boycott ebay and any other retarded ( yes,I said retarded) establishment that wants to control our feelings. If you are offended in anyway I am NOT sorry! Get over it, its called my opinion.
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