A Florida mom recently got her wish by forcing Toys R Us to remove all their Breaking Bad figures from shelves.
Susan Schrivjer of Fort Myers, Florida, managed to obtain thousands of signatures for her online petition because she felt the toys that explicitly depicted the criminal activity of the characters from the famed TV show were too inappropriate to be nestled up next to Super Mario Bros. Toys R Us had maintained that Breaking Bad figures were exclusively sold in the adult section of their store, but CNN noticed a statement from the retailer which read: “Let’s just say, the action figures have taken an ‘indefinite sabbatical.'”
Now Breaking Bad stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul have reacted to the news, with Cranston taking a more cynical approach opposed to Paul’s proactive one.
“‘Florida mom petitions against Toys ‘R Us over Breaking Bad action figures. I’m so mad, I’m burning my Florida Mom action figure in protest,” Cranston said on Twitter.
Meanwhile, the real life Jesse Pinkman started a petition of his own and managed to get some results that, by rule of thumb, should get the toys back on the shelves.
“Wait, so @ToysRUs pulled all of the Breaking Bad figures from their shelves and still sells Barbie? Hmmmm…I wonder what is more damaging?,” he initially questioned. “Dear @ToysRUs, We have close to 30,000 signed on the petition, that is 3 times the amount that caused you to remove the toys. Talk to me. Ap.”
Check out the controversial toys that started all this fuss as well as the actors’ response in the gallery below.
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