The award-winning show “Breaking Bad” was popular with critics and fans, however one Florida mother is not to pleased.
Susan Schrivjer of Ft. Myers, Fla., is demanding that Toys R Us stops selling “Breaking Bad” figures that come with perceived drug paraphernalia.
Schrivjer posted a petition on change.org — which currently has more than 6,000 signatures — in an effort to get others to join her cause.
“Breaking Bad,” a popular and critically praised show on the AMC cable network, is about a terminally ill high school chemistry teacher, Walter White, who goes into business with a former student to make and sell crystal meth for money to support his family after he dies of cancer.
The action figures come with drug paraphernalia, according to the Toys “R” Us website. Walter White comes with a bag of “blue crystals” which fans will know is meth.
Jesse Pinkman, Aaron Paul’s character, comes with a gas mask and also a tray of the “blue crystals.”
Schrivjer stated in an interview, “While the show may be compelling viewing for adults, its violent content and celebration of the drug trade make this collection unsuitable to be sold alongside Barbie dolls and Disney characters.”
When asked if Toys ‘R Us would remove the dolls, U.S. spokesperson Kathleen Waugh told Global News: “We carry a variety of fictional character action figures, including those for our collector customers. The products are carried in very limited quantities in the adult action figure area of our stores.”
If you would like these action figures taken off shelves, please sign Schrivjer’s petition.