Toys ‘R’ Us Pulls ‘Breaking Bad’ Toys, Aaron Paul Responds

Breaking Bad

Toys ‘R’ Us stirred up a little controversy last week when they decided to pull a couple of Breaking Bad toys from its shelves. The toy store was pressured by angry parents who said that the violent drug dealing action figures were not appropriate for kids. Well, the show’s two stars, Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston, have issued a response.

Lets start with Mr. Cranston. The man who played Walter White didn’t wade to far into the controversy. He simply posted a little joke about the toys being sold overseas.

Aaron Paul, on the other hand, greeted the controversy head on, saying Toys ‘R’ Us was being hypocritical by pulling the Breaking Bad toys while keeping violent video games and Barbie Dolls on their shelves.

The actor also directed people to a petition where they could show their support for action figures.

The petition points out that while Toys ‘R Us does sell toys to young kids, they also sell products for a mature crowd.

The petition reads: “It is NOT irresponsible to have these in the store. It is only irresponsible if they sell them to people they are not appropriate for… Just like TRU doesn’t sell “M” rated video game titles to young kids, they will not sell age-inappropriate toys to kids. PARENTS should be the one dictating what their kids watch, buy, read, play and consume, NOT the buyers or employees of Toys R Us.”

Do you think Toys ‘R’ Us should put the Breaking Bad toys back on the shelves?

Dan Evon

Dan Evon was born, raised, and currently lives in Chicago. He is the Editor-In-Chief at Social News Daily. Over the last six years Evon has helped build several web platforms to millions of monthly readers. Dan is an expert is social media platform building and a freelance content consultant specializing in trending, evergreen and news content.


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