Breaking Bad is one of those shows that moves across pop culture lines, and it's no surprise that action figures based on the show would show up at retailers such as Toys R Us. It's also clear that the toys advertise a show that's not exactly safe for children to watch, and one mother thought it was inappropriate for said toys to be sold at a story with such a large customer base of children.
So she started a petition to get the toys yanked from the shelves, and as of this writing the petition has gathered 9,299 signatures. Breaking Bad lead Bryan Cranston himself weighed in on the controversy.
"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
The retailer has responded, and will now be pulling the toys from the shelves. "Let's just say, the action figures have taken an 'indefinite sabbatical'," the company said in a statement to the Associated Press.
And thus, we move one step closer to solving America's drug problem.