File this under the ongoing sage of “Go Woke, Go Broke.”
Following other major corporations, toymakers Hasbro decided to change their classic product “Mr. & Mrs. Potato Head.”
To be more inclusive, they are dropping the gender titles. So, the new toy would be called “Potato Head.” Oh, how fun for the kids.
From Fox News:
Mr. Potato Head, the classic Hasbro toy brand which includes the mustachioed Mr. Potato Head and clean-shaven Mrs. Potato Head, will soon be rebranded as the gender-neutral “Potato Head” toy line.
Apparently, Americans are getting sick of leftists ruining everything, from movies to shaving products to kids’ toys.
So, after a strong backlash over the last few days, Hasbro is backing off.
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
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
Hasbro, fearing backlash from toy-buying parents, announced they would not be getting rid of Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head toys.
The fate of their “gender-neutral” product line remains in doubt, the company assured fans that “Mr.” and “Mrs.” would not be going anywhere.
This is actually a rare reversal, given what we normally see from big companies. Normally, when these groups go “woke” they dig in their heels, refusing to back down.
Even as they lose money and respect, they often push even more left-wing propaganda, as if they are political martyrs.
If they change anything at all, it is after all the damage is done. They quietly drop the ad campaign or return the product to normal.
Hasbro was smart enough to reverse this decision in record time. Kids will be able to enjoy their plastic potato people, gender titles intact.
Now, if only the NFL, NBA, MLB, the Oscars, Coca-Cola, Oreos, and Gillette take the hint.
- Toymakers Hasbro went “woke” by dropping Mr. & Mrs. Potato Head.
- The public quickly complained, sparking rumors and fears of a boycott.
- The company quickly announced that the classic toy would remain as it is.