Aaron Paul is pretty peeved that his action figure has been removed from Toys ‘R’ Us shelves.
Paul, who played the role of Jesse Pinkman in the hit television series Breaking Bad, is bothered that his and his costar’s, Bryan Cranston (Walter White’s,) action figures were tagged as inappropriate by a Florida mom. On Thursday, the 35 year-old actor responded to the issue on Twitter, stating: “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 what about all of the violent video games you sell @ToysRUs? Do you still sell those? Florida mom really messed it up for everyone.”
Wait, so @ToysRUs pulled all of the Breaking Bad figures from their shelves and still sells Barbie? Hmmmm…I wonder what is more damaging?
— Aaron Paul (@aaronpaul_8) October 23, 2014
According to Toys ‘R’ Us, they currently have no plans to put their action figures back on shelves, announcing that the toys are on “indefinite sabbatical.” Paul then went further to create a petition for fans to sign in order to keep the Walter and Jesse toys on the shelves, following it up with a “YeaBitch” directed at the #FloridaMom who started the war against the Breaking Bad miniatures.
Cranston chimed in on the action and expressed his disappointment with Toys ‘R’ Us’ decision. He tweeted: “Florida mom petitions against Toys ‘R’ Us over Breaking Bad action figures. I’m so mad, I’m burning my Florida Mom action figure in protest… Nicely played Florida Mom.”
“Florida mom petitions against Toys ‘R Us over Breaking Bad action figures.” I’m so mad, I’m burning my Florida Mom action figure in protest — Bryan Cranston (@BryanCranston) October 20, 2014
Toys ‘R’ Us should think twice about putting toys on their shelves that are controversial. They know the age group of their consumers and should have regulations to avoid these issues in the future. It is unsure whether Cranston and Paul are having a laugh at the regulation put in place on their Breaking Bad figures, or if they are actually upset with the issue. Either way, they are asking you to sign the petition if you believe they should be featured in the store for kids ages one to fourteen years old.
— Dustin Brayley (@DustinBrayley) October 24, 2014
What’s worse, adult violent video games or Breaking Bad action figures? Click here, and decide for yourself whether you want to sign a petition to keep Walter White and Jesse Pinkman on the Toys ‘R’ Us shelves!