While the controversial "Django Unchained" slave toys were removed from retailers, there's seems to be a great demand for the dolls on Ebay.
The toys' manufacturer The Weinstein Company openly apologized for their insensitive products but that hasn't stopped buyers/sellers from using Ebay as their very own black market for all things Django.
“We have tremendous respect for the audience and it was never our intent to offend anyone. They were meant to be collectibles for people aged 17 years and older, which is the audience for the film," the company said in a statement.
Now, the number reseller website in the world has also banned the toys from their pages. Ebay released their own statement: "Since the manufacturer of this product has discontinued the item’s sale due to its potentially offensive nature, we are not allowing it to be sold on eBay.”
Here are some other items banned from Ebay:
- KKK memorabilia pricing guides
- News and magazine articles about the KKK
- Documentaries about the KKK
- Books about the KKK
- The film “Birth of a Nation” and the book it is based on, “The Clansmen”
- Stamps, letters and envelopes displaying Nazi postmarks
- Currency issued by the Nazi German government
- Replica or novelty stamps or currency of Nazi Germany
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