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After boycotts, the controversial Django Unchained action figures are no longer being sold or made.
According to TMZ, advocacy groups such as the National Action Network and Project Islamic Hope were against the offensive figurines and decided to boycott them.
Eurweb reported that the director of Project Islamic Hope, Najee Ali, felt the action figures are discourteous toward the African-American community and their ancestors.
“Selling slaves as action figures is a slap in the face of our ancestors. Tarantino and Weinstein didn’t have action figures for their movie Inglorious Basterds because they know the Jewish community would never allow it and the African-American community shouldn’t allow anyone to disrespect our ancestors.”
The Weinstein company, which produced Django Unchained, reached out directly to the toy company to tell them to stop production.
The toy company has insisted that they never meant to offend anyone, and immediately stopped manufacturing the action figures.
Sources confirm only about 1,000 toys were released in total.
Amazon no longer has the dolls for sale.
In an interview with TMZ earlier this week, when asked if he was going to collect the action figures, Django actor Christoph Waltz had already learned of their fate, commenting, “I hear they’re discontinued.”