The film Django Unchained has been surrounded by an air of controversy ever since its release and the latest has been in relation to the action dolls that were for sale.
Roughly 1000 dolls were sold before they were removed from major outlets, which led to many people listing the limited slave dolls on popular auction site eBay.
But now eBay are refusing to allow the sales of the dolls – which were reaching bids of over $500 – after describing them as “offensive”.
$500 for a slave doll? Smh.
eBay spokeswoman Kari Ramirez stated that the sale of the dolls went against eBay’s policy, saying that items that were banned from being sold on the auction site included:
Items marketed inappropriately with an intolerant regard toward religion, sexual orientation, race, or ethnic background.
Dolls are aimed at children, and I wouldn’t feel comfortable with my (hypothetical) child – or anybody else’s – role-playing with little dollies that let them pretend to be slave owners.
However, I hope that this doesn’t mean the dolls become some kind of collector’s item with people being proud to own one of the ‘exclusive’ items.