To end the week, another edition of our series in which Bill McGowan — Clarity Media Group founder and coach to execs from Facebook, Airbnb and more — weighs in on the week’s most controversial stories.
“Bad” Brand Chemistry
A real controversy “cooked” this week in south Florida when everyone’s favorite chemistry teacher-turned crystal meth maker, Walter White (Breaking Bad) appeared on the shelves of Toys “R” Us in the form of an action figure. Also for sale, the Jesse Pinkman doll, resplendent in his one-piece yellow drug-making jumpsuit. Jesse comes carrying two detachable bags: one full of money, one full of meth. The Walt figurine simply wields a gun. It’s not hard to imagine what kind of action these action figures are gearing up for.