First Posted: 1/8/2013
(AP) Some are questioning the appropriateness of slavery-era action figures tied to Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained.
A line of figures of the movie’s main characters are currently on sale online, made by toy-maker NECA in partnership with the Weinstein Co. On Tuesday, Najee Ali, director of the advocacy group Project Islamic Hope, will hold a press conference with other Los Angeles black community leaders calling for the removal of the toys from the market.
Ali calls the action figures a slap in the face of our ancestors that trivializes the horrors of slavery.
Action figures were made by manufacturer Hot Toys for Tarantino’s last film, Inglourious Basterds.
The Weinstein Co. and NECA didn’t immediately comment Tuesday.