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."
Toy maker Mattel, Inc. is doing its part to help minor children choose their own genders with a new line of gender-nonconforming dolls.
The Creatable World gender nonconforming dolls are available with short hair and a kit containing long wigs and a variety of gender neutral clothing options.
Children can create over 100 different genders with the dolls.
"Toys are a reflection of culture and as the world continues to celebrate the positive impact of inclusivity, we felt it was time to create a doll line free of labels," said Kim Culmone, senior vice president of Mattel Fashion Doll Design.
Mattel worked with parents, doctors and other child experts to create the new line of dolls that will help children rethink the former boy, girl gender standard.
The dolls were tested on 250 families, including 15 children who identify as transgender, gender binary, gender nonconforming, etc.
The new toy line is part of Mattel's push to eliminate the boy, girl stereotypes in today’s culture.
"Through research, we heard that kids don't want their toys dictated by gender norms," Culmone said. "This line allows all kids to express themselves freely, which is why it resonates so strongly with them."
The new dolls are available now in stores.
Question: Do you plan to buy the Creatable World dolls for your children?
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