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Florida mom launches petition against Toys 'R Us for carrying 'Breaking Bad' figures

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posted on Oct, 23 2014 @ 01:48 PM
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a reply to: MystikMushroom

And your kids go to school with these kids.

We do live in communities after all.
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posted on Oct, 23 2014 @ 01:50 PM
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a reply to: onequestion

That's OK, I'm sure the teachers *ahem* "surrogate parents" will take good care of them and provide the attention *ahem* "daycare" they need.



posted on Oct, 23 2014 @ 11:43 PM
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Apparently someone created a counter petition to get Toys R Us to keep selling Breaking Bad, and other adult themed figurines. Then Aaron Paul, one of the actors who played one of the main characters from the show tweeted about the original controversy started by the mother in Florida. He also tweeted a link to the counter petition.



Shortly after Paul tweeted the link, it gained more signatures than the petition urging Toys "R" Us to remove the toys


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posted on Oct, 23 2014 @ 11:51 PM
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I think this is silly. If you don't want your kids to play with these dolls....then don't let them! It's the parents job to parent their children and to censor what they are exposed to.
Toys R Us wouldn't be a very good toy store if they only sold certain toys. "Some Toys R Us" doesn't have the same ring to it.



posted on Oct, 23 2014 @ 11:59 PM
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originally posted by: thesaneone
a reply to: onequestion

Big deal.
How is any different then kids buying Barbie dolls or G.I Joes?

Just another slow day.


Yeah, so how long shall we rationalize away our morality before its acceptable for someone to stand up and say they have had enough?

I for one applaud her.



posted on Oct, 24 2014 @ 01:13 PM
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originally posted by: Digital_Reality

originally posted by: thesaneone
a reply to: onequestion

Big deal.
How is any different then kids buying Barbie dolls or G.I Joes?

Just another slow day.


Yeah, so how long shall we rationalize away our morality before its acceptable for someone to stand up and say they have had enough?

I for one applaud her.



Uh, people stand up and say they've had enough all the time. Usually it's about things that don't matter. This for example.
Walking Dead is such a great counter example. Remember the character Merle? He had a bag of drugs. Don't know how many people noticed, but a bag of Blue Meth was in there. Probably an easter egg for all of us fans. People let their kids watch the Walking Dead with no complaints. But lets name off all the things wrong with it... Lori slept with Shane. While married. Andrea slept with Shane. Carols husband beat her before he died. Glenn and Maggie knew each other for maybe a week before they had sex. Merle had a bag of drugs. Daryl got drunk with Beth. Before she was 21. More cannibalism. People killing each other for resources. People dying because lack of medical care. Some of the graphic ways people killed Walkers. And if you read the comics, you know they left some pretty graphic stuff out of the show, and there's more graphicness to come. Yet, a lot of retail stores sell the Funko Pop! Figures of characters from this show. Should those be taken off the walls because they are adorable and they might draw kids attention?
Hell no. Because they sell figures for kids. They have Disney themed ones, Superhero themed ones, etc. It is up to YOU to decide what your kid can and cannot watch, read, and play with.
Gamestop sells more realistic Walking Dead characters. Should they stop selling them because kids would be in that store with their parents? No. Because Gamestop also sells rated E games for kids. Again, it is up to YOU to decide what your kid can and cannot watch, read, and play with.
The shows are on an adult channel (AMC never, or hardly ever shows anything kids should be watching.) so again it falls down to, why are you not censoring what you don't want your kids to see? Your kid might not ever approach these toys, mature rated shows, or even games if you tell them "You're not old enough for this yet." And you stick to your guns about it. You aren't a parent half of the time, you are a parent ALL of the time.
When I was young, I was allowed to watch pretty much whatever was on TV, mind you, we didn't have cable until I was 10-13ish. By that time, the only mature rated thing I really watched was WWE, and I watched it with my mother. I was told when I was young what was okay for me to watch and what wasn't. Maybe then, kids played outside more because I don't remember kids talking about the 'new tv show.' And now that I think about it, when I was young, I really only remember watching King of the Hill, Simpsons, Futurama, Football, WWE, Home Improvement, Cartoon Network and Disney.

I'm 22 and just recently realized what the song Genie in a Bottle by Christina Aguliera was about. Same with a lot of other songs from the 90's and early 2000's. Kids are just kids, and their minds aren't capable of understanding what things mean. Take a child watching Family Guy as an example. They will most likely laugh at the episode where Lois gets fat and she has to get it sucked out of her. At the end of the episode Peter is naked and making out with the fat. They will laugh because he's naked and kissing a bag of fat. They don't understand the reasoning for it though. The same for episode where Stewie beats up Brien because he doesn't have Stewies money. They laugh because it's a baby beating up a dog. Not because they understand that Stewie had lended Brien money which he did not pay back.

At the end of the day, it's up to you. You can't blame anyone but yourself if your child turns out to be a little #. You have a child and it's your responsibility. No one elses. It's not up to the tv or the internet to raise your child. Teach your child rigtht from wrong. If you teach your child right from wrong, even if they catch a glimpse of a trailer for a show inappropriate for kids, such as one for Breaking Bad, they'll most likely think "Oh, they have a gun. That's probably a bad thing. Mommy says guns are bad." Kids, when you teach them from a young age, actually listen like that, believe it or not.



posted on Oct, 24 2014 @ 01:19 PM
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a reply to: Digital_Reality

What morality? Why do you get to determine what I think is and isn't moral for my children?



posted on Oct, 24 2014 @ 01:48 PM
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a reply to: onequestion

This lady is just plain on a high horse. Eff her and her false morality.



posted on Oct, 24 2014 @ 05:30 PM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: Digital_Reality

What morality? Why do you get to determine what I think is and isn't moral for my children?


Look, all I'm saying is we could do much better. Our kids could use better role models. Children are like a sponge and we should be helping them soak up positive views that dont include killing,robbing and selling drugs.

Just look at the kids now days.We are setting them up for grief and sadness at a young age. Its because of falling morals all around. I for one dont expose my kids to garbage like this. Feel free to do as you will and excuse me for not wanting children to be exposed to low class examples.

Ya know, its confusing for kids. The games, toys and movies glorify this type of trashy behavior and then they grow up and act out this stuff and we are shocked. But there is no correlation is there?




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posted on Oct, 24 2014 @ 05:37 PM
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a reply to: Lyxdeslic

I respect your opinion. We should ALL uphold a moral standard and set an example for children. After all, they are the future.
I just see it as polluting our future when we expose kids to this sort of thing..




posted on Oct, 24 2014 @ 06:12 PM
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originally posted by: Digital_Reality
a reply to: Lyxdeslic

I respect your opinion. We should ALL uphold a moral standard and set an example for children. After all, they are the future.
I just see it as polluting our future when we expose kids to this sort of thing..




Then don't expose them to that sort of thing. It's on an adult channel for a reason.
Don't let them watch it. Simple as that.
People shouldn't miss out on watching a show that they want to watch just because a kid COULD watch it because their parents aren't paying attention. And people should not have to miss out on getting cool memorabilia because kids that go into the store could be exposed to it.



posted on Oct, 24 2014 @ 08:29 PM
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just sayin

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posted on Oct, 24 2014 @ 08:53 PM
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If your kids know what a toy bag of "Crystal Meth" really represents, and recognizes figures from a show like Breaking Bad, then you have a much bigger problem with your own parenting than with toy figures from a tv show.

Completely banning an entire line of toys because of one complaint and a petition signed by what quite frankly is a tiny number of your customers is ridiculous.

Toys R Us need to grow a pair.



posted on Oct, 24 2014 @ 09:01 PM
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a reply to: FraggleRock

I love how his defense is to point his finger at all the other messed up toys marketed to children to validate the sale of his toys. Never once did he stop and think that he could be adding to the problem, not helping. But hey, as long as his pockets are full right?

Its one of the dumbest defenses ever and part of why society is screwed up.

Again, its a children's store not an adult boutique.



posted on Oct, 24 2014 @ 09:20 PM
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a reply to: Digital_Reality




Again, its a children's store not an adult boutique.


It's not a children's store it's a toy store.


People of all ages buy and collect toys there can be some good money in it too.



posted on Oct, 24 2014 @ 09:24 PM
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a reply to: Lyxdeslic

God forbid you miss out on something to set an example for a child.

I guess following that reasoning you might as well sell dildos at Toys R Us too. If any parents complain just tell them don't buy it, or just don't go if you don't like it.

Nobody is telling you you can't buy your adult dolls. Some decent people just want to be able to take their kids to a toy store without answering what a meth dealer is.

Yes, you have to draw a line somewhere. For some the line is farther than others.

In the end, the toys got pulled like they should have. I think Breaking Bad fans will have to resort to buying online or at a adult store now. Cry me a river.



posted on Oct, 24 2014 @ 09:27 PM
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a reply to: thesaneone

Its a children's store. Your pulling at strings.

For clarification..



We will be the EASIEST place in the world to find solutions at FAIR prices for kids and babies because we are EXPERTS and understand the joys and challenges of parenting.


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I'm not seeing the word "adult" anywhere on that "about us" page. Just kids and babies. And even more when you search for toys by age the section only goes to 14 years old. Its a friggin toy store.
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posted on Oct, 24 2014 @ 09:45 PM
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originally posted by: Digital_Reality
a reply to: thesaneone

Its a children's store. Your pulling at strings.

Its a friggin toy store.



That's what I said it was a toy store thanks for agreeing with me.



posted on Oct, 24 2014 @ 09:56 PM
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originally posted by: thesaneone

originally posted by: Digital_Reality
a reply to: thesaneone

Its a children's store. Your pulling at strings.

Its a friggin toy store.



That's what I said it was a toy store thanks for agreeing with me.


Its a toy store for children. Better? It says so on their site.



posted on Oct, 24 2014 @ 10:10 PM
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In Toys R Us’ rush to get rid of Breaking Bad dolls, they reveal the deep-seated hypocrisy in what we do and don’t let our children play with… and actor Aaron Paul just called them on it.

Last week, a Florida mom created a stir when she began an online petition to get action figures based on the characters for the hit show Breaking Bad pulled from the shelves of Toys R Us. The toy store chain complied and the streets of America were safe from the dangers of Jesse Pinkman and Heisenberg toys once again. Or were they?

After hearing about the reactionary outrage over a doll made in his likeness, Aaron Paul, the actor who played Jesse Pinkman in the series, took to Twitter to blast the company for its decision:

Wait, so @ToysRUs pulled all of the Breaking Bad figures from their shelves and still sells Barbie? Hmmmm...I wonder what is more damaging?

And for the record, Paul has the data on his side. In a study done in 2006, for example, researchers in England found that girls “exposed” to Barbie dolls from a young age reported lower body esteem and a greater desire to be skinny than girls who played with other toys. Even worse, girls who played with Barbies were at increased risk of developing eating disorders later in life. Another study found such a pronounced effect on girls’ views of their bodies that they dubbed it “The Barbie Effect.” Despite those findings, Toys R Us, and presumably the concerned mother who kickstarted this scandal, have no problem with lining Barbie dolls along the shelves.

The toy store chain also has no problem selling violent video games and toy weapons, either.
www.addictinginfo.org...


Doesn't make a lick of sense of course what do you expect from a mom who instead of watching her own children decides to force her views on everyone else.



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