Hey Kids: Get Your Very Own Slave Dolls!

slavery Kerry Washington Django Unchained Boycott Al Sharpton African American issues The producers of Django Unchained are coming under fire for a line of action figures from the slavery-themed movie. The action figures, manufactured by toy maker National Entertainment Collectibles Association, went on sale this week on Amazon. African-American activist Najee Ali, director of the advocacy group Project Islamic Hope, called the toys “a slap in the face of our ancestors.” Several other black community leaders have joined Ali in calling for a boycott of the collectables, including the Reverend Al Sharpton. Pictured left, Kerry Washington’s Broomhilda doll, which is gorgeous, and I sort of want it, but I see their point. If it’s merely a movie collectable, that’s one thing, after all Kill Bill and Inglorious Basterds also had action figures. But the idea of kids reenacting slave and slaveowner scenarios is reeeeally wrong. Says Rev. K.W. Tulloss, NAC’s president in Los Angeles: “The movie is for adults, but these are action figures that appeal to children. We don’t want other individuals to utilize them for their entertainment, to make a mockery of slavery.” (via Pacific Coast News)

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