Mr. Potato Head is not being canceled, Hasbro CEO says 1

Mr. Potato Head is not being canceled, Hasbro CEO says

 

Hasbro Chairman and CEO Brian Goldner explains the decision to drop the word "mister" from the brand name of its "Potato Head" toy and says that both male and female characters will continue to be sold under the "Potato Head" brand name.
It's a notable change from one of the world's largest toy makers to untether one of its most famous products from a binary gender identity — something that was far less controversial in 1952, when Hasbro introduced the decidedly male and playfully anthropomorphic tuber.
"Hasbro is making sure all feel welcome in the Potato Head world by officially dropping the Mr. from the Mr. Potato Head brand name and logo to promote gender equality and inclusion," the company said. The rebranded toy launches this fall.
News of the name change emerged at an investors meeting. Hasbro later tweeted about it, assuring fans that although the brand name is changing, the characters of Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head "aren't going anywhere." Those character names will still appear on the boxes under the new brand name.

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52 comments

  1. As an analyst, selling a single plain potato and letting you buy additional parts as you wish saves cost and makes it easier to sell the product. I would have advised the same idea.

  2. I seriously thought this guy was going to announce a Mr. Potato Coin when they started to discuss how Hasbro is shifting into a new modern economy.

    1. Why is it so important to you liberals to make everything gender neutral? I’m going to start calling liberal males “gender neutral”.

  3. Wow, I wish I had so much free time that I could freak the eff out about the GDamn gender or lack thereof of a GDamn TOY POTATO.

    1. Your right. Leftists shouldn’t be trying to brain wash kids and tell them it’s okay for the government to castrate boys against their parents wishes. They used to just want to immaculate them. Now they want to literally castrate them.

    1. @Sinister Minister that’s not even a thing in the right thou, the right doesn’t glorify KKK, Karen’s or Quanon. It’s literally the first time I’ve heard Teletubbies being gay, and I can’t even care less. meanwhile stuffs like this are the things Far left or more specifically the Media and SJWs glorify the most. Even some liberals and Democrats doesn’t like this kind of stuffs.

    2. This is such crap ..you have never worked with children have you ? Boys refuse to play with Barbie’s because they are for girls . And boys that wear dresses are girls . I have parents ask if their child was gay because they liked wearing dresses and how to stop them doing it .

      Children can be rascit , I have seen it . Thanks to the parents they have such views .

      The idea kids aren’t influenced by adults is silly

  4. Why are people outraged about a potato toy that keeps their interchangeable parts in their butt? This is just a funny culture war point the GQP is mad about, they can shove this argument where the parts are stored…

  5. “In our age there is no such thing as ‘keeping out of politics’. All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.” – George Orwell

    1. @Greta Thunberg Yeah exactly, my sweet little smartass! And that’s only one of the many good things about him!

  6. “Perhaps in a more inclusive world, we wouldn’t even be having this conversation.”
    DING-DING-DING-DING-DING!!!! There it is, ladies and gentlemen! The classic “If You Don’t Like It, You’re a Bigot” defense!

    First the Obamas body-shame him for being “too fat”, now they gotta take “Mr.” off the brand name because anything male is “problematic”. Make Mr. Potato Head great again!!

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