Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul Gets Over 50,000 Signatures To Keep Toys On Shelves

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Aaron Paul has taken the fight to keep Breaking Bad action figures on Toys R Us shelves to everyone's favorite battleground: Twitter.

A few weeks ago, a Florida Mom named Susan Schrivjer decided that it was inappropriate for Toys R Us to sell action figures based on characters of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman from Breaking Bad. “It's about drugs, you're selling it in a children’s toy store?” She told her local Fox 4 TV Station.

She also started an online petition on which gained 9,298 signatures. Because of this, Toys R Us pulled the action figures from their shelves, saying they had gone on "an indefinite sabbatical", according to ABC News.

Aaron Paul would not stand for this.

He's not wrong. According to Professor of Psychology Aurora M. Sherman of Oregon State University, “Playing with Barbie has an effect on girls’ ideas about their place in the world. It creates a limit on the sense of what’s possible for their future. While it’s not a massive effect, it is a measurable and statistically significant effect.”

Another petition has started on to keep the action figures on Toys R Us shelves. As of this writing, it now has 57,885 supporters, which is more than six times the number who signed the petition to get rid of the toys.

As for Aaron Paul, he's currently waiting for a response from Toys R Us:

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