Last September, a University of Florida student was tasered by cops at a John Kerry speech, and his Dont tase me bro! scream became one of the years most memorable quotes.
And today (Jan. 23), Connecticut-based toy company Hero Builders is cashing in on the free-speech fiasco with its Dont Taz Me Bro action figure, a 12-inch, $39.95 doll which screams the infamous catchphrase.
The decision to make the plastic protester, however, wasnt as easy as it sounds.
Company President Emil Vicale says, A lot of the stuff we do were totally conflicted about. I understand freedom of speech, but when they tased him, I thought, This is funny as hell, I cant not do this.
And while Vicales devilish dolls include a scandalized Senator Larry Craig model, his morals may be kicking in with his pantiless Britney Spears doll.
Vicale says, Im thinking about pulling that one. Its not even a joke anymore. Id feel unbelievably bad if something really happened.
Check out the doll at herobuilders.com.
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