Culinary Union petitions Toys 'R Us to remove all UFC dolls from stores - MMAmania.com
OH MY GOD THE CHILDREN ARE IN DANGER!
You know the drill by now. The gang at Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) get some traction and the Culinary Union tries to cut their legs out from under them. First it was Mandy Moore, then it was the FOX network. This time, it's Toys 'R Us.
Local 226 petitions the toy retailer (via Five Knuckles):
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.