Breaking Bad"Breaking Bad" doesn't exactly scream "kid-friendly," but does the AMC drug drama deserve its merch pulled from stores as a result? One Florida mother thinks so, and has started a Change.org petition to get Toys "R" Us to remove Walter White action figures from its shelves.

In the petition, Susan Myers from Fort Myers, Florida writes that the toy store chain's "decision to sell a Breaking Bad doll, complete with a detachable sack of cash and a bag of meth, alongside children's toys is a dangerous deviation from their family friendly values."

"Parents and grandparents around the world shop at Toys R Us, online and in stories, with their children and should not be forced to explain why a certain toy comes with a bag of highly dangerous and illegal drugs or why someone who sells those drugs deserves to be made into an action figure," the petition continued.

The petition has already garnered around 2,500 signatures, though not everyone is pleased with Myers's crusade. Heisenberg himself, Bryan Cranston, took to Twitter to offer his own response to the brouhaha, and was less than sympathetic to Myers's complaints.
No word yet from Toys "R" Us on whether it will pull the action figures, though we can't imagine many kids even being aware enough of "Breaking Bad" to know what the products are, let alone bother wanting them in the first place. These toys are clearly aimed solely at parents -- and don't mom and dad deserve a little fun, too?

[via: Change.org, Bryan Cranston, h/t Entertainment Weekly, Uproxx]

Photo credit: Frank Ockenfels/AMC


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