As many of you already know, Quentin Tarantino‘s Django Unchained is no stranger to controversy. Debate has not died down over what some say is excessive use of the n-word in the bloody slave revenge flick starring Jamie Foxx. Now things are heating up again over what some feel is insensitive marketing in the form of Django toy collectibles manufactured by NECA and currently ranging in price from $34.99 to $54.99 a piece on Amazon.
“Selling slaves as action figures is a slap in the face of our ancestors,”said Najee Ali, Director of Project Islamic Hope, who is organizing a national boycott of the 8″ toys. “Tarantino and [executive producers Bob and Harvey] 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.”
So what do you all think? Is this Unchained reaction an over reaction or justified? Let us know in the comments section, please.
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