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NEW YORK (AP) — Is it Mr. Potato Head or not?

Hasbro created confusion Thursday when it announced that it would drop the “Mr.” from the brand’s name in order to be more inclusive and so all could feel “welcome in the Potato Head world.” It also said it would sell a new playset this fall without the Mr. and Mrs. designations that will let kids create their own type of potato families, including two moms or two dads.

But in a tweet later that afternoon, Hasbro clarified that while the brand is changing, the actual Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head characters will still live on and be sold in stores. In a picture posted on Twitter, the “Mr.” and “Mrs.” names are less prominently displayed at the bottom of the box, instead of the top.

“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,” the company tweeted.

The tweet came after news of the brand name change exploded on Twitter, with people asking if Barbie will change her name next. “I think Hasbro needs to drop the “Bro” and just be “Has,’” another person tweeted.

Hasbro appears to want to have it both ways: expand the brand, while not killing off its most iconic characters, which appeared in the “Toy Story” films.

“They are looking to broaden the franchise,” said Robert Passikoff, founder of marketing consultancy Brand Keys. “You take the focus of what is essentially one character and now allow it to be a platform for many characters.”

Kimberly Boyd, a senior vice president at Hasbro, said the intention of the brand name change was to be more inclusive and to have the characters still live within the Potato Head universe.
“It created a lot of excitement,” she said about the reaction.
GLAAD, an LGBTQ advocacy group, applauded the more inclusive Potato playset.

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I read this article yesterday and it seems misleading when you look at the updated packaging. There will still be a Mr. Potato Head. There will still be a Mrs. Potato Head. I assume that there will be other Potato Heads (boy, girl, baby, etc) in the family as well. They are all under a "Potato Head" brand instead of a "Mr. Potato Head" brand.

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Can we perform transgender surgery on our Potato Head family? What if the boy potato identifies as a female potato? I want a little french fry dick that I can stick on and then cut off. Why does Hasbro hate transgenders? Their actions are LITERALLY causing the genocide of this proud community.

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All this really means is the lesbian Potato Heads can wear their mustache attachment and give other lesbian Potato Heads a great mustache ride.

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This is stupid. Everyone that supports liberalism, look at these idiots.

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Great work by Hasbro's marketing department.

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Truth in labeling?

Potatoes, of course, are tubers—the part of the plant that we eat forms a part of its roots, while above-ground the plant consists of a stem, leaves and flowers. They are all self-pollinators, meaning that every individual potato plant possesses both male and female flowers for reproduction

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Who fucking cares?

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And what if potatos become offended?

Just call it ‘head’?

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The Ultimate Sin wrote: Who fucking cares?
This, my friends, sums it up.

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Christ Almighty I'm glad I'm at mid life with all the stupidity. going on in the world right now...

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Blazer wrote: The Ultimate Sin wrote: Who fucking cares?
This, my friends, sums it up.


I bet Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head care.  They have a confused spud and dismissive comments like these don't help.  

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Blazer wrote: The Ultimate Sin wrote: Who fucking cares?
This, my friends, sums it up.



Kind of, except this is of a piece with the twisted morality being foisted on us by our betters in government, media, and the corporate world.  Just this week Congress passed a law that strips you of your right to "discriminate" against a man trying to share a locker room with your daughter.  That's the kind of shit I do care about.  

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KGB wrote: Blazer wrote: The Ultimate Sin wrote: Who fucking cares?
This, my friends, sums it up.



Kind of, except this is of a piece with the twisted morality being foisted on us by our betters in government, media, and the corporate world.  Just this week Congress passed a law that strips you of your right to "discriminate" against a man trying to share a locker room with your daughter.  That's the kind of shit I do care about.  
 Yeah I agree. This Trans acceptance bullshit goes beyond a certain point.

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DJP wrote: KGB wrote: Blazer wrote: The Ultimate Sin wrote: Who fucking cares?
This, my friends, sums it up.



Kind of, except this is of a piece with the twisted morality being foisted on us by our betters in government, media, and the corporate world.  Just this week Congress passed a law that strips you of your right to "discriminate" against a man trying to share a locker room with your daughter.  That's the kind of shit I do care about.  
 Yeah I agree. This Trans acceptance bullshit goes beyond a certain point.
Wait until Pedophilia gets status as a form of sexuality.

Some people are advocating this, seriously.

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khawk wrote: DJP wrote: KGB wrote: Blazer wrote: The Ultimate Sin wrote: Who fucking cares?
This, my friends, sums it up.



Kind of, except this is of a piece with the twisted morality being foisted on us by our betters in government, media, and the corporate world.  Just this week Congress passed a law that strips you of your right to "discriminate" against a man trying to share a locker room with your daughter.  That's the kind of shit I do care about.  
 Yeah I agree. This Trans acceptance bullshit goes beyond a certain point.
Wait until Pedophilia gets status as a form of sexuality.

Some people are advocating this, seriously.
 Unfortunately I believe you.

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KGB wrote: Blazer wrote: The Ultimate Sin wrote: Who fucking cares?
This, my friends, sums it up.



Kind of, except this is of a piece with the twisted morality being foisted on us by our betters in government, media, and the corporate world.  Just this week Congress passed a law that strips you of your right to "discriminate" against a man trying to share a locker room with your daughter.  That's the kind of shit I do care about.  


I agree 100%  a kids toy that has pieces  for male and female parts instead of making families buy 2 is indeed a slippery slope.  Just like how gay marriage lead to all those millions of people marrying they dogs.  Carry on on your charge into battle.  Free Mr. Potato Head!!!!

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Gimme THE PILLSBURY DOUGHBOY as the next to get screwed with.


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beejmi wrote: Gimme THE PILLSBURY DOUGHBOY as the next to get screwed with.


2021. White male.
And don't forget that he's fat too.

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Superstar wrote: beejmi wrote: Gimme THE PILLSBURY DOUGHBOY as the next to get screwed with.


2021. White male.
And don't forget that he's fat too.
They won’t mess with that one. The preference on tv is all white males appear fat and/or subservient or stupid. That makes him a safe whitey to put on tv and in ads.



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