Update on the Rapist Doll
Posted by charliegrrl on May 14, 2007
Last weekend, a few online companies stopped selling the Rapist Doll.
This included Amazon.com, You Buy Now and Forbidden Planet.
Amazon.co.uk still sell the doll online, but they have changed the title of the doll to Action Figure Planet Terror.
Thank you for taking the time to contact Amazon.co.uk
After reviewing your feedback we have renamed the item in question
to “Action Figure from Planet Terror”. Thank you for informing us of
this offensive title.
The title of all our items form the website are provided to us
directly from the manufacturer, it is impossible for us to check all
the titles of our items since we have millions of items on sale.
Once again, thank you for informing us of this.
However, Forbidden Planet still sell it in their shops. Below are photos of the doll in store- Tarantino is charcterised as Rapist No 1 on the packaging.
Even though they have renamed the doll on their websites, the packaging clearly glorifies the action figure as a Rapist.
We are pleased that certain companies withdrew selling the Rapist Doll, although disappointed that Amazon UK and Forbidden Planet are still selling it.
We would like such companies to exercise social responsibility over profit, and refuse to sell products that trivialise and glorify rape.