Django Unchained producers order end to slavery action figures
LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - The producers of Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained on Friday ordered a halt to the production of action figures based on the Oscar-nominated slavery movie after criticism that they were offensive to African-Americans.
The 20cm dolls, which were intended for people 17 and older, included gun-slinging freed slave Django, his wife and cruel, white plantation owner Candie.
Django Unchained has been attacked by some African-Americans for its portrayal of slavery and its violence.
Despite the controversy, the film was nominated for five Oscars, including best picture.