After a petition started by a mother from Florida to take the ‘Breaking Bad’ toys off the shelves at Toys R Us, cast members of the show have spoken up about it. According to a report posted by CBS News which was posted on Oct. 24, Aaron Paul started posting his thoughts about it on Twitter and has even had a new petition started to bring the toys back to the shelves. According to the report, Paul even posted a fake quote from the president on Twitter. His posts and the fake quote says,
Wait, so @ToysRUs pulled all of the Breaking Bad action figures from their shelves but still sells Barbie? Hmmmm…I wonder what is more damaging?
Paul also added on Twitter the fake quote from the president, tweeting,
@BarackObama: Wait, are you serious about the whole @ToysRUs thing?!? Yes I am Mr. President. Yes I am.
Paul also talked about and brought to everyone’s attention about the fact that Toys R Us also still sells violent video games and toys that are modeled after weapons. He also tweeted about the new petition to bring the toys back to the toy store with a tweet saying,
Here’s the petition to sign to keep the toys on the shelves! Why can you sell guns and not Walt and Jesse? YeahBitch https://www.change.org/p/toys-r-us-keep-breaking-bad-and-other-adult-collector-figures-on-tru-shelves …
The new petition was created by Daniel Pickett from Manhattan Beach, California and has so far brought in as many as 23,400 signatures. The petition to take the toys off the shelves of the toy stores started by the Florida mom only collected 9,300 signatures.
What do you think about this whole situation? Do you agree with the mom in Florida who says they shouldn’t have been selling Breaking Bad action figures that are holding a bag of money and the drug, crystal meth in their hands? Or are the stars of the show right and Toys R Us should bring the action figures back to the adult section of the store?