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Aaron Paul Slams Toys R Us For Pulling 'Breaking Bad' Action Figures

Aaron Paul Slams Toys R Us For Pulling 'Breaking Bad' Action Figures

Aaron Paul and his co-star film a scene at a SeaWorld type location for The 9th Life of Louis Drax on Monday (October 27) in Vancouver, Canada.

Recently, the 35-year-old actor slammed Toys R Us for discontinuing the sales of Breaking Bad action figures because of a petition that had thousands of signatures.

“Wait, so @ToysRUs pulled all of the Breaking Bad figures from their shelves and still sells Barbie? Hmmmm…I wonder what is more damaging?” Aaron wrote. “And what about all of the violent video games you sell @ToysRUs ? Do you still sell those? Florida mom really messed it up for everyone.”

“Dear @ToysRUs, We have close to 30,000 signed on the petition, that is 3 times the amount that caused you to remove the toys. Talk to me. Ap” Aaron added, which got over 8,000 retweets.

FYI: Aaron is wearing Levi’s jeans.

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  • Deanne

    Yes, you dimwit. The figures were pulled because Toys R Us is not an appropriate place to sell dolls that represent characters who cook and sell meth.
    Sell them in comic book stores or through special order. You’ll still get your money.
    Comparing Barbie to Breaking Bad action figures is just stupid.
    I can’t stand this guy.

  • Jordy Lou

    Oh my god these people. Aaron is just upset that he’s losing money. That’s it. The toys can still be purchased online so for the love of god, stop complaining.

  • Blast

    I feel so bad for the man who is married to that florida mom. get out while you still can, sir.

  • DMBMother

    You know what’s dimwitted? Selective outrage. Where’s the petition against TRU’s Sons of Anarchy and The Walking Dead action figures? Would you sign a petition asking to remove toy swords for 3 year-olds? How about the Darth Vader chair for 12-24 months? Darth Vader destroyed an entire planet, ya know.

    When my kids were little, there were plenty of “age-appropriate” items I didn’t want them to have, especially anything that involved violence. I couldn’t tweak the entire world to suit my values as a parent, so guess what? I just said “No.” Then, I explained why. And I didn’t have this talk once or twice, but throughout their lives.

    I mean, seriously, what’s next? Tweaking cable providers’ TV line-up so a parent doesn’t actually have to be a parent?

    FL Mom’s petition is ridiculous and reads as if the action figures come with actual meth. But hey, at least the world is still safe for Barbie’s unattainable expectations for young girls. Most importantly, Grand Theft Auto lives!

    Whew! :/

  • DMBMother

    If anything, FL Mom just increased the demand for these action figures. And yeah, they can be ordered from the privacy of one’s own home, even by 14 year-olds. Which means parents still have to be parents. It also means that TRU still sells items which are NOT appropriate for young children, so nothing’s been accomplished.

    As a mom, I can’t stand parents who expend so much energy trying to change the world in insignificant ways. She could have spent that time teaching a kid something valuable.

    If I had my way when my kids were small, TRU would only have sold items which were educational and encouraged creativity. And I wouldn’t have had to say “no” to toy weapons all the time. But I didn’t have my way. I couldn’t. So I used my Mom superpowers of parenting. Who’d have thunk….?

  • Jordy Lou

    I think her complaining as well is dumb. But it’s really not that big of a deal. They’re removed from shelves. Who cares? This is hardly the biggest issue in the world today and too much energy is being thrown into something that is so inane. And demand may have been created by this ridiculous thing but I still think he’s only focused on his pockets rather than freedom to sell what they want or something.

  • DMBMother

    He’s focused on the inconsistency in the petition and TRU’s response. It’s very selective and it accomplishes nothing.

    I look forward to the hundreds of petitions against Toys ‘R Us as the holidays approach. Talk about money in pockets? Let’s see how “family friendly” Toys ‘R Us will become. My guess? Not very. What does that mean? Parents have to be parents!

    And THAT is source of my own personal outrage.

  • FatFlyPorkPie

    it’s not just parents being parents you are missing the point. the TV show glorifies very bad behavior and action figures further glorify this. You can’t attack someone for standing up and taking a stand against “the hollywood machine” and something that is overtly a bad role model. Their a s s is sore bc someone “how dare” she tell us no . LAME ! Aaron Paul has an overly inflated ego and it got hurt. He thinks his acting and puppet work is saving lives . NOT !

  • DMBMother

    Well you’re wrong but, for argument’s sake, let’s just pretend you’re right. That simply brings us back to why other action figures and other items are still on the shelves, glorifying rape, mass-murder, foul language, drugs, alcoholism and all kinds of things. Not getting much of an answer on that.

    Now back to why you’re wrong. The show does NOT glorify meth, nor any of the criminal activities depicted. On the contrary, Walter White’s descent into evil is a morality lesson. A once-decent man can’t control the issues he has with his pride/ego and masculinity and, step-by-step, lets pride lead him down the wrong path. It destroys his family. It results in tragic, senseless deaths. It makes Walt an unloved, unwanted lonely, dying man. It ruined his life to the point where all the money in the world couldn’t help.

    What’s worse is that Walter White had options, before he decided to be “a man.” A ridiculously wealthy couple of former friends/co-workers offered their assistance. He turned it down. Out of pride.

    So no. It doesn’t glorify anything. Unfortunately, too many adults see it the wrong way and I’m hoping you’ve never seen the show and aren’t one of them. Even the creator, Vince Gilligan, doesn’t understand how some fans see things the way they do.

    In order for parents to protect their children from inappropriate items and play, they have to understand what’s appropriate and what’s not. The American audience is apparently not sophisticated enough to understand complex concepts, which means they’re gonna fail as parents. Case in point; FL Mom’s petition.

  • Sprite

    To display these figurines they would not be in the reach of children. eg, the cute and cudly ones would be on the lower shelves?

  • Guest

    wow i hope someone is paying you well to write all of this ! the general public do not watch shows like BB to sit there an analyze the underlying morality lessons. they watch to escape their own boring, shitty lives, to justify sitting and staring at a screen and to escape into the world of the characters. And BB portrays the Meth world as exciting, cool, hip etc. otherwise all the sheep would not be watching. Good Luck, Peace !

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