A Mom is Petitioning Toys ‘R’ Us Over ‘Breaking Bad’ Action Figures
A Florida mom is not happy that Toys 'R' Us is selling "Breaking Bad" action figures, and has launched an online petition to get them removed from the shelves.
The woman, Susan Schrivjer, says that even though the toys are advertised for ages 15 and up, they send the wrong message about drugs. She explains, quote, "Kids mimic their action figures...do you want your child in an orange jumpsuit?"
Last I checked, her petition on Change.org had over 5,800 signatures.
The BEST part of this story is that "Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston responded on Twitter...
For what it's worth, Toys 'R' Us had this to say: Quote, "The product packaging clearly notes that the items are intended for ages '15 and up.' Items from this TV series are located in the ADULT action figure area of our stores."
(Here's a video news report where this Susan lady makes her case. Unfortunately, none of the little kids who started cooking meth because of these dolls were available to comment on this story.)