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    Posted: 25 Feb 2021 at 10:35pm


Even Mr. Potato Head finds gender conformity un-apeeling!

The classic spud-shaped plastic toy is getting a new, gender-neutral name — just plain Potato Head —  with the toymaker Hasbro scrapping the “Mr.” portion.

The company said Mr. Potato Head, which first hit the shelves nearly 70 years ago, needed a fresh, modern makeover. The toy’s new moniker will begin appearing on boxes next year.

“Culture has evolved,” Kimberly Boyd, Hasbro’s senior vice president of global brands, told Fast Company. “Kids want to be able to represent their own experiences. The way the brand currently exists — with the ‘Mr.’ and ‘Mrs.’ — is limiting when it comes to both gender identity and family structure.”

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Getting sick and tired of the woke culture. No other comment.
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THE DAYS OF MR PEANUT ARE NUMBERED
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The way everything's being neutered these days, the days of Mr. Penis, too.

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It will eventually be illegal to possess one.

Well, a white one anyway.
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Well, if the commercials of the past 10-15 years are any indication, we've been getting castrated for quite awhile...either by our women or by black males.

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Originally posted by HART HART wrote:

THE DAYS OF MR PEANUT ARE NUMBERED

Try not to give them any ideas.
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Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

Well, if the commercials of the past 10-15 years are any indication, we've been getting castrated for quite awhile...either by our women or by black males.


Yeah, one of the very few things a guy does right in a commercial is load a pickup truck.  Even that is iffy sometimes............       Ermm
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Well i guess in the potato's case it was just a quick peeling 
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I read this story this morning, f'ing stupidity!  The tweet from Hasbro explaining it makes zero sense.
So "Mister" remains...but it doesn't. Confused 



In other news these names will now drop the "Mister" because it offends sensitive morons.


 
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And what about poor old Officer Eugene "FREEZE MISTER!!!" Tackleberry from the Police Academy movies????

What will his new catch-phrase line be????



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Originally posted by ThatNerdInPhilly ThatNerdInPhilly wrote:

I read this story this morning, f'ing stupidity!  The tweet from Hasbro explaining it makes zero sense.
So "Mister" remains...but it doesn't. Confused 



In other news these names will now drop the "Mister" because it offends sensitive morons.


 

Maybe it was just a rumor?
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Never seen a group of people get so riled up about something so meaningless. Most of y'all are well beyond the age to even play with Potato Heads anyways, so why does it matter?
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HASBRO's sales will jump when they drop the "ato" from the name as well, mostly from half-baked idiots who think they are buying something else... 
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Originally posted by wiggles_ wiggles_ wrote:

Never seen a group of people get so riled up about something so meaningless. Most of y'all are well beyond the age to even play with Potato Heads anyways, so why does it matter?


So, are you a tranny or a potato? Otherwise, why do you care?



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Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

Originally posted by wiggles_ wiggles_ wrote:

Never seen a group of people get so riled up about something so meaningless. Most of y'all are well beyond the age to even play with Potato Heads anyways, so why does it matter?


So, are you a tranny or a potato? Otherwise, why do you care?




You know someone's making a good one point when they open it with an ad-hominem.

My thing is that I honestly don't care about the fact that they dropped the "Mr." because it... makes sense? The product is called "Potato Head," the characters within said product are called "Mr." and "Mrs." because it makes a lot more sense for the gender to be added to the individual character rather than the product itself, because then it sounds like "Mr. Potato Head 'Ms. Potato Head.'" I don't really care about that. I do agree that the "family structures/gender experiences/etc" bit sounds and feels like pandering, but seeing as I haven't picked up a Potato Head since I was probably three, it doesn't cause me any harm. I'm not a kid either, so I can't accurately speak on the whole "kids experiences" thing either, but I can imagine that this change would go completely unnoticed to the kids who play with them.

I'm just more interested as to why the general reaction to this change is so harshly negative and derogatory when there has been no formal advertising of this product, no commercials, no nothing except for this one subtle change to the product name. You guys are all acting like the fate of the toy product industry is in shambles when I would bet real world money none of you have played with a Potato Head since you were children. It's not like they painted the Potato Heads rainbow and called it the LGBTQIA+ Potato-Being, it's just an inclusive title drop.
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I played with this silly toy when I was a kid, I'm 62.  All of this mister/master stuff is just crazy.  Welcome to the forum, Wiggles!
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Wiggles, it just sorta smacks of political correctness. But I don't see anyone here particularly upset. People are mainly just joking about it.

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Originally posted by MrTim MrTim wrote:

HASBRO's sales will jump when they drop the "ato" from the name as well, mostly from half-baked idiots who think they are buying something else... 
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Originally posted by wiggles_ wiggles_ wrote:

You know someone's making a good one point when they open it with an ad-hominem.

My thing is that I honestly don't care about the fact that they dropped the "Mr." because it... makes sense? The product is called "Potato Head," the characters within said product are called "Mr." and "Mrs." because it makes a lot more sense for the gender to be added to the individual character rather than the product itself, because then it sounds like "Mr. Potato Head 'Ms. Potato Head.'" I don't really care about that. I do agree that the "family structures/gender experiences/etc" bit sounds and feels like pandering, but seeing as I haven't picked up a Potato Head since I was probably three, it doesn't cause me any harm. I'm not a kid either, so I can't accurately speak on the whole "kids experiences" thing either, but I can imagine that this change would go completely unnoticed to the kids who play with them.

I'm just more interested as to why the general reaction to this change is so harshly negative and derogatory when there has been no formal advertising of this product, no commercials, no nothing except for this one subtle change to the product name. You guys are all acting like the fate of the toy product industry is in shambles when I would bet real world money none of you have played with a Potato Head since you were children. It's not like they painted the Potato Heads rainbow and called it the LGBTQIA+ Potato-Being, it's just an inclusive title drop.

Why does the character in your avatar have a beard?

Is that some kind of male gender superiority thing? 

Why can't you use a more ambiguous looking avatar character that doesn't suggest male gender preference? 

All kidding aside, we're just having fun here by being a bunch of crotchety old farts who like to say sarcastic crap about everything that bugs about today's society, which is just about everything.

So uhhhh.....



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Originally posted by aka ron aka ron wrote:

I played with this silly toy when I was a kid, I'm 62.  All of this mister/master stuff is just crazy.  Welcome to the forum, Wiggles!

Played with it too when I was younger, had all the Star Wars addons and stuff. I definitely think the reasoning behind the decision was poorly explained but I think the change in and of itself makes enough sense. Thank you for the welcome!

Originally posted by thor thor wrote:

Wiggles, it just sorta smacks of political correctness. But I don't see anyone here particularly upset. People are mainly just joking about it.

Originally posted by thor thor wrote:

So, are you a tranny or a potato? Otherwise, why do you care?

Originally posted by thor thor wrote:

Well, if the commercials of the past 10-15 years are any indication, we've been getting castrated for quite awhile...either by our women or by black males.

I think you're less joking about the decision/product change and more directly criticizing or lambasting minority groups of people. Don't get me wrong, some of the memes on this thread split my sides, but these specific examples aren't funny, they're just poor taste. 
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