A Florida mom started a petition on Change.org, which over 2,000 other concerned parents have signed, to get “Breaking Bad” toys off the shelves of Toys ‘R’ Us stores, because she believes the 6-inch plastic Walter White figurine, wearing khaki pants and a fedora and holding a pistol and a bag of cash, is going to get children hooked on meth.
In the petition, Susan Meyer writes:
“Their 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. 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.”
As if Barbie is the greatest role model ever. However, all those 2,000 people be damned, Bryan Cranston doesn’t really care what Susan Meyer of Fort Meyers thinks.
He tweeted this out late yesterday.
“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