Earlier this week, the Hasbro toy company confirmed their plan to drop the “Mister” from their classic character “Mr. Potato Head,” vowing to release a gender-neutral version called “Potato Head” later this year.
“Toymakers have been updating their classic brands to appeal to kids today. Barbie has shed its blonde image and now comes in multiple skin tones and body shapes. Thomas the Tank Engine added more girl characters. And American Girl is now selling a boy doll,” reports the Associated Press.
lol this is totally gonna end with hasbro rolling out a non binary potato https://t.co/jvcxnqBJWa
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 26, 2021
“Hasbro said Mr. Potato Head, which has been around for about 70 years, needed a modern makeover.”
“Starting in the fall, Hasbro will sell Potato Head family kits. They’ll come with two non-gendered ‘adult’ potatoes, one ‘baby’ potato and 42 accessories,” wrote Bloomberg News.
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Now, Hasbro has decided to announce again that the ‘Mr. Potato Head’ will not be going anywhere as well as Mr. and Mrs. will remain as their own characters.
It is more obvious now when the first announcement happened, the company wanted to test the waters as to how the internet would react…
Hold that Tot – your main spud, MR. POTATO HEAD isn’t going anywhere! While it was announced today that the POTATO HEAD brand name & logo are dropping the ‘MR.’ I yam proud to confirm that MR. & MRS. POTATO HEAD aren’t going anywhere and will remain MR. & MRS. POTATO HEAD pic.twitter.com/6I84KrxOLQ
— Hasbro (@Hasbro) February 25, 2021
Daily Mail reported, “The new range will also include box sets that don’t present the traditional family structure so children can make same-sex or single-parent potato families in line with changing societal roles.”
Some saw the decision as “just a marketing gimmick designed to increase demand for both the old ‘Mr. Potato Head’ product and the new ‘Potato Head’ product.”
I hope people realize the Mr. Potato Head thing is just a marketing gimmick designed to increase demand for both the old "Mr. Potato Head" product and the new "Potato Head" product
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) February 25, 2021
Matt Walsh of Daily Wire mocked Hasbro’s decision with what woke leftist would say, “I told my 7-year-old daughter that Mr. Potato Head is gender neutral now and she smiled and said, ‘This is the greatest day of my life. Finally I can be at peace.’ We hugged and I started sobbing. It was so beautiful.”
I told my 7-year-old daughter that Mr. Potato Head is gender neutral now and she smiled and said, "This is the greatest day of my life. Finally I can be at peace." We hugged and I started sobbing. It was so beautiful.
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) February 25, 2021
Hasbro has revealed after all the criticism to say, “MR. POTATO HEAD isn’t going anywhere!”