eBay Places Ban On ‘Django’ Slave Toys

eBay Places Ban On ‘Django’ Slave Toys
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If you were thinking about buying one of the “Django Unchained” slave toys on eBay…you’ve lost your chance! According to TMZ, the action figures have now been banned from the popular auction website!

The Weinstein Company (which produced the film), decided to discontinue the promotional figurines in response to a massive uproar from several African-American advocacy groups. Once the company halted production of the controversial items, the toys began to pop up on eBay as “rare” collectibles … and bids rose to as high as $200.  Last night all listings for the “Django” toys were taken down from the website — and eBay explained itself to sellers and buyers with an email, stating:

“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.”

eBay also cautioned the sellers not to re-list the items! A rep for the auction website confirmed the story, telling us, “These [toys] were removed as they were in violation of our Offensive Materials policy.”

Ashton Tyler | Elite. 

Photo Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

 

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