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#1    notoverrated

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 01:32 AM

Remove UFC toys from stores

http://fiveknuckles....rom-stores.html

this is ridiculous,





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Toys "R" Us CEO Gerald Storch

UFC Fighting Championship

I just signed the following petition addressed to: Toys "R" Us CEO Gerald Storch.

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Remove UFC Action Dolls from Toys "R" Us Stores

Part of a parent's job is to attempt to teach our children to value and respect the dignity of every human being. It is also necessary to struggle to keep children safe. We do not need toys that glorify famous athletes or entertainers who choose to promote hatred, intolerance and violence with their words.

Everyday women must struggle against violence, as well. Allowing or glorifying this behavior of bullying, uncontrolled anger, and using hate speech against other human beings IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.

There are many examples of this unacceptable behavior. One of the UFC fighters depicted by an "action figure" being sold at Toys "R" Us taunted his opponent by threatening to act like accused child molester, Jerry Sandusky. Making jokes about child molesters or molestation is not acceptable.

Another UFC fighter screamed a homophobic slur at his opponent, made lewd gestures and shouted obscenities at the crowd -- the very people who pay his large salary by purchasing tickets -- in a bullying manner. This is not acceptable.

By selling UFC Action Figures, and by purchasing them, a message is sent to children and people with anger issues that this behavior IS acceptable. IT IS NOT. I believe in freedom of speech. I believe that parents are responsible for the choices they and their children make. However, by selling these cage fighting toys, Toys "R" Us, and by UFC, allowing their fighters to say these mean, hateful, violent, intolerant things at their fights, they are sending a message to children that it is acceptable to behave this way. I ask that UFC and Toys "R" Us be responsible for NOT promoting this behavior.



i disagree with everything they just said above.

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#2    Sir Wearer of Hats

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 02:30 AM

yes, what we need are more toys that glorify warfare (G.I Joe), animal torture (Pokemon), rampant hatred of people who are different (X-Men).....


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Posted 03 January 2013 - 02:52 AM

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 02:56 AM

Culinary Union, isn't this like a bunch of cooks/chefs.

What I really find disgusting is when parents laugh when their two year old punches someone instead of trying to teach them it was wrong.


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Posted 03 January 2013 - 03:06 AM

Quote from your article: "There are many examples of this unacceptable behavior. One of the UFC fighters depicted by an "action figure" being sold at Toys "R" Us taunted his opponent by threatening to act like accused child molester, Jerry Sandusky. Making jokes about child molesters or molestation is not acceptable.
Another UFC fighter screamed a homophobic slur at his opponent, made lewd gestures and shouted obscenities at the crowd -- the very people who pay his large salary by purchasing tickets -- in a bullying manner. This is not acceptable."

You said: "i disagree with everything they just said above."

So, the 'above' didn't happen?


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Posted 03 January 2013 - 05:21 AM

Honestly, I agree with the letter. The only part I differ in is attempting to take them off shelves. If you believe it's best for your child not to have such toys, so be it. You have that right to screen them as a parent. However taking away freedoms of the public simply because something doesn't match up with your own personal value system is an extremely flawed way to address an issue.

Essentially, she contradicted herself by stating this very quote from her letter:
"I believe that parents are responsible for the choices they and their children make."

Jesus Christ - Matthew 28:18-20 said:

"All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 03:30 PM

How does one act like a child abuser toward another adult? :unsure2:

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 05:50 PM

I totally agree with the latter UFC and MMA doesn't belong at ToysR Us  let alone TV


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Posted 03 January 2013 - 05:59 PM

Barbie offends me......And so do Giraffe's.



Ed it to add seriousness :

If they think those should be removed for being offensive, maybe they should head over to the video games aisle..... :tu:

Edited by Sakari, 03 January 2013 - 06:00 PM.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:22 PM

They usually stock those UFC figures in the 'collectables' section of my Toys R Us. Usually that means they're overly expensive action figures for adult collectors, it's just a way to make them more accessible to collectors. It's how I got my Alien action figure, and that movie ain't for kids.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:39 PM

Well that's kind of an imaginative way for a union to harass employers that don't hire into the union.


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Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:43 PM

Go complain to someone who cares.

This only makes me want to buy them for the pure heck of it. :/

What is UFC?


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Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:50 PM

View PostPrincess Serenity, on 03 January 2013 - 06:43 PM, said:

Go complain to someone who cares.

This only makes me want to buy them for the pure heck of it. :/

What is UFC?


UFC is a fighting group, Ultimate Fighting Championship. They do stuff like the cage matches with the guys kicking, wrestling, boxing.


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Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:50 PM

View PostPrincess Serenity, on 03 January 2013 - 06:43 PM, said:

Go complain to someone who cares.

This only makes me want to buy them for the pure heck of it. :/

What is UFC?








It is one, if not, the top sports out there right now......Boxing is done.

Edited by Sakari, 03 January 2013 - 06:59 PM.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:55 PM

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The Culinary Union has long contended with UFC owners Frank and Lorenzo Ferttita over their unwillingness to allow unions in their Las Vegas, Nevada casinos or the UFC.

In other words they have a personal vendetta against the UFC owners so they turn the kids against them to extort business. Very classy, what a kind-hearted group of people.

Maybe the UFC can hire the displaced Hostess workers into death match. The winner can have the world's last twinkie.

Edited by Order66, 03 January 2013 - 07:55 PM.

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