We knew it would happen one day and that day has arrived. The Wokeness pathogen has now spread to toys.
Hasbro, the makers of the famous Mr. Potato Head, has gleefully announced that the long-beloved toy has gotten a makeover, and no longer has a fixed gender. I remember playing with Mr. Potato Head and Mrs. Potato Head as a kid and I do not remember any anatomical parts. “Mommy, what’s this thing?”
Mr. Potato Head, a childhood staple since 1952, has been around for nearly seven decades. I am patiently awaiting the release of Septuagenarian Potato Head.
On Thursday, a report from the Associated Press said that Hasbro has renamed Mr. Potato Head to honor his gender neutrality and will call him simply “Potato Head,” and will be rolled out to the confused children everywhere starting this year.
Bloomberg reports that the new “Potato Heads,” will be more “sustainably made,” alluding to a company presentation for investors.
According to the report, the outlet also said that starting the fall, Hasbro will begin selling Potato Head family kits.
A spokesperson for the company said that the kits will come with two “non-gendered adult potatoes, one baby potato, and 42 accessories.” I can only imagine what the accessories will look like.
“That will let kids decide the parents’ gender, rather than being told they are ‘Mr.’ and ‘Mrs,'” Bloomberg reported, making a note that the company said that “the traditional Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head dolls will still ‘live on as part of the brand.'” They did not without elaborate and I do not blame them.
This guy has some good questions.
Reactions on social media were mixed, with most people leaning toward faulting the company over the move.
Former CNN host Piers Morgan chimed in.
“Imagine thinking in the middle of a global pandemic: ‘What’s really important is dropping the ‘Mr’ from Mr Potato Head & making him gender-neutral in case we upset a few wokies.'”
Congressional candidate Catalina Lauf pointed out the ridiculousness of it all.
“Wow… Hasbro got rid of Mrs. Potato Head just like that?
Between this and destroying women’s sports — the left culture and policy stance has actually created the ultimate war on women”
Twitter user louise leslie, who identifies as a nonbinary, didn’t think much of the company putting a refreshed spin on the toy.
“As a non binary I’m more pissed off with the poor treatment of workers than the pronouns of a toy. Monopolies are attempting to fabricate a culture war to deflect these deep faults in capitalism.”
Nobody said crazy people do not have opinions.
Another user with an Esquire suffix gave an opinion.
“This is marketing stupidity. You want to include a gender neutral version, fine. Combine the Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head gear into one box and call it ‘Potato Head.’ To drop ‘Mr.’ and/or ‘Mrs.’ potato head will only lead to decreased sales.”
jadedgamer responded to what I thought was humorous even if the tweeter did not when he tweeted, “And Mrs. Potato Head? What of her? Did Hasbro just brutally cancel in a most sexist manner this beloved female gendered character?”
“You do understand that by making the potato head gender neutral kids can make the figure make or female if they want right. Like you do understand this since it seems very clear….”
But everyone knows that Mrs. Potato Head was arrested by federal agents for her role in the Capitol insurrection on January 6.
I’m wondering if I’m the only one who realizes that both Mr. Potato Head and Mrs. Potato Head are the exact same potato head and only the accessories that you plug into them make them different. I mean it’s not like they had any discernible anatomy from the get-go.
A lot of people were actually upset about this, so Hasbro felt the need to put out a tweet to let all the potato heads on Twitter know Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head aren’t going anywhere. You can’t make this stuff up.
“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”