WATCH: The Morning Show team discusses a Florida mom’s petition to remove Breaking Bad action figures from store shelves and actor Bryan Cranston’s reaction.
TORONTO – When Florida mom Susan Schrivjer started a petition to remove Breaking Bad action figures from Toys ‘R Us shelves, she may not have expected Bryan Cranston to respond.
But the actor, who played Walter White on the hit show about a chemistry teacher-turned drug kingpin, took to Twitter with his characteristic humour when he heard about her outrage.
In her change.org petition, Schrivjer said the store’s decision to sell the doll “complete with a detachable sack of cash and a bag of meth,” was a “dangerous deviation from their family friendly values.”
“While the show may be compelling viewing for adults, its violent content and celebration of the drug trade make this collection unsuitable to be sold alongside Barbie dolls and Disney characters.”
Schrivjer’s petition has earned over 6,450 supporters in its call for the company to stop selling the action figures.
When asked if Toys ‘R Us would remove the dolls, U.S. spokesperson Kathleen Waugh told Global News: “We carry a variety of fictional character action figures, including those for our collector customers. The products are carried in very limited quantities in the adult action figure area of our stores.”
Toys ‘R Us Canada does not and has never sold the Breaking Bad toys, according to a spokesperson representing the company.
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