‘Django Unchained’ action figures cause more backlash 

click to enlarge Quentin Tarantino's film "Django Unchained" has been criticized by people such as Spike Lee and Al Sharpton. - GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTO
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  • Quentin Tarantino's film "Django Unchained" has been criticized by people such as Spike Lee and Al Sharpton.

The controversy swirling around the depiction of slavery in “Django Unchained” — which, for the record, is mostly from people who haven’t seen the movie or refuse to see it — continues unfettered.

Spike Lee has called the film an insult to his ancestors, and other attacks have come from Tavis Smiley and Al Sharpton. Now the action figures put out by The Weinstein Co. are drawing ire from advocacy groups such as Project Islamic Hope, since you can buy them and do whatever you want with them — which is, you know, just like slavery.

Project Islamic Hope Director Najee Ali told The AV Club that the dolls “trivialize the horrors of slavery” and are a “slap in the face.” We’re guessing a cross-promotion with Happy Meals is not in the works.

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