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Aaron Paul to Toys 'R' Us: 'Breaking Bad' Action Figures as Bad as Barbie

Image: Aaron Paul to Toys 'R' Us: 'Breaking Bad' Action Figures as Bad as Barbie
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By    |   Monday, 27 Oct 2014 08:39 AM

Aaron Paul, aka Jesse from AMC's "Breaking Bad," took on Toys "R" Us for its recent decision to pull the show's action figures after a petition was started by a Florida mother who found their drug associations inappropriate.

Paul, 35, made the statements on Twitter for his more than 2 million followers on Thursday. He said that the "Breaking Bad" toys — which reportedly feature a fake bag of meth — are about as bad as Barbie, whose body proportions have been shown to be unhealthy for young girls to pursue.



He also noted the abundance of violent toys and videogames sold at Toys "R" Us, again arguing that if his action figure was pulled, so should many other items that may influence children negatively. He also took a small shot at the Florida petitioner, whose petition has nearly 10,000 signatures.



Paul then thought to fight fire with fire, pointing out that a counter-petition seeking to keep the toys on the shelves has more than triple the number of signatures. By Monday, the petition had nearly 60,000 signatures.



The petition seeking to reinstate the toys noted that the "Breaking Bad" figurines do, in fact, come "complete with a detachable sack of cash and a bag of meth" that is inappropriate for children, however the toys are kept "in an aisle designated for adult collectors."

"Anyone can walk into a store and see that these figures are NOT being 'sold alongside Barbie dolls and Disney characters,'" wrote the lead petitioner, responding to a charge from the original petition.

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Aaron Paul, aka Jesse from AMC's "Breaking Bad," took on Toys "R" Us for its recent decision to pull the show's action figures after a petition was started by a Florida mother who found their drug associations inappropriate.
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