Fans of classic toys were shocked when Hasbro announced a gender neutral makeover for Mr. Potato Head on Thursday.
The company decided to drop the “Mr.” and “Mrs.” Potato Head for the more gender neutral Potato Head.
The company announced the change would appear on toy boxes later this year. Mr. Potato Head was first introduced to children 70 years ago.
Hasbro announced the toys would reflect today’s modern family of two dads and two moms.
“It’s a potato. But kids like to see themselves in the toys they are playing with,” said Ali Mierzejewski, of The Toy Insider, referring to transgender children.
Liberals celebrated the change, but Hasbro backtracked after a furious public backlash to the company’s “woke” agenda.
“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.”