Please on earth... someone explain to me how Removing the "MR" in Mr.Potato Head is needed. Its so minor sure... but NOT ONCE did I ever hear controversy around him ever.
Good fucking lord man. What world are we living in... I hate how we do this shit its kinda ridiculous that someone has an issue with the word "MR" as a toy.
PS - Mrs Potato head is going to be pretty pissed off.
Some people need to get a grip.. This Gender Neutral fight is getting to be a mockery of everything..
I support you guys but man oh man... You guys need to stop some days. Changing a childrens toy "Sex" isn't going to make things better. its just will make you guys look more and more Petty.
"We want to help the community, so we're spending a ton of money rebranding a piece of plastic to help trans people that won't actually change anything, but we'll look good to cis allies so they'll buy our product!" -Hasbro, probably
It's not that I don't support gender neutral toys, it's that this is really all we get. Big corporations spend so much money on making it seem as if they care about us and "woke" cis allies are super supportive of their movements, meanwhile the transphobes have another thing to make fun of us for, meanwhile most of us trans people don't think this is the priority.
Why can't that money be used instead on housing homeless trans people? Allowing us easier access to healthcare? Passing anti discrimination laws? Helping trans people in unsafe areas move to a safe area? Researching how different conditions affect trans bodies? Advocating for us in a factual way while listening to our voices? Helping stop hate crimes, particularly against black trans women?
There are so many things I can think of that need changing so we can not just survive, but thrive in society. There ones are just basic necessities. I couldn't care less about a piece of capitalist plastic right now when I have a hard time finding doctors that are knowledgeable/comfortable treating trans patients. When trans kids in the UK are having their mandatory medications taken away from them. When various states in the US keep trying to pass discriminatory laws. When I see on the news another trans women is brutally beaten or murdered. When I see misinformation being spread about us more than the truth.
I'm tired of living in a world where cis "allies" plug their ears and do things that don't actually help us in the name of "activism." I just want to be listened to and understood, not ridiculed or ignored.
Okay, please don't judge my IQ based on this! Also: happened some years ago, then eventually caught up with me.
When I was a kid I tried out for a basketball team. I wasn't a tall kid, so I asked the coach if there was anything I could do to get taller and he told me that he used to eat raw potato everyday until he reached the hight he was comfortable with.
Since I was 9 years old I totally trusted him, so I started to eat a piece of raw potato everyday to get taller. It tasted really nasty, but I was determined to grow tall and maybe one day become one of the best basketball players in the world.
Some months goes by, and I lost all interest in basketball, so I stop eating the raw potato. For some reason my parents were in this with me, so we were measuring my growth every week, and since I was only 9, I did grow a lot taller when eating the raw potato.
At some point I just stopped eating raw potato, and I totally forgot about all of this.
Fast forward to Christmas Eve 2020 I am now 27 years old and celebrating Christmas with my SO, my soon-to-be in laws and my family. We start talking about their height, since my SO and his brothers are all 1.90m (6'3) tall or taller. For some reason I said "haha, you guys must have eaten A LOT of raw potato as kids!" and my mom just burst out laughing and is almost choking on her food.
December 24th 2020, at 27 years old, I learned that raw potato does not make you tall.
TL;DR: I believed raw potato would make me tall, but it didn’t, and I was today years old when I found out. Not my proudest moment.
Edit: Changed some misspelled words. Wow, I just wrote this because I couldn’t sleep and didn’t think it would get this much attention! Thanks for all the comments and awards, I will try to reply to as many as I can!
Side note: I googled that raw potato is in fact not good for you in big amounts, but I never ate a whole entire potato in one go. I just grabbed small pieces, so I didn’t get sick.
Just leave him as Mr. Potato Head. He has a Mrs. Potato Head doesn’t he?
Why did they feel the need to rebrand him? Because of cancel culture? To appeal to all the people that prefer he/she/me/we lee lee etc. pronouns?? NOT EVERYTHING HAS TO BE GENDER NEUTRAL.
Seriously what’s next? “Mr. Coffee" coffee makers rebranding to "Gender Neutral Coffee".