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Thread: Stop the World, I want to get off

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    Stop the World, I want to get off

    Mr. Potato Head to become……………Porato Head, but Mr. & Mrs. Potato head to remain.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-56200811

    The World is going crazy.

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    Re: Stop the World, I want to get off

    Can't be offending transgender potatoe heads.

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    Re: Stop the World, I want to get off

    Quote Originally Posted by Trigger View Post
    Can't be offending transgender potatoe heads.

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    Re: Stop the World, I want to get off

    not really, story about nothing imo. they are still keeping their gendered toys, just removing "Mr" from the overall brand name
    you can still by a mr potato head.

    they are a pile of crap anyway, they used to be much better when you had to supply your own potato.
    I'm convinced that they only sell any because they are one of the few toys that are marked as being suitable for age 2+, whereas lots of others are 3+. I think one of my kids got 4 of the things for their 2nd birthday

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    Re: Stop the World, I want to get off

    I almost choked on my breakfast earlier upon hearing this.
    If I'm confused, what about the poor kids?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacAdder View Post
    I almost choked on my breakfast earlier upon hearing this.
    If I'm confused, what about the poor kids?
    don't be daft, this isn't "gender politics" at all. the kids won't even notice this change.

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    Re: Stop the World, I want to get off

    Quick quiz:

    1. When was Mr Potato Head toy first sold?
    2. When was Mrs Potato Head introduced?
    3. Did you know the brand (rather than the toy) was called Mr Potato Head before today's story?
    4. What was the sustainable version of Mr Potato Head called and when was it announced?

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    Re: Stop the World, I want to get off

    Will Spud Murphy be affected?

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    When asked at the rebrand meeting to justify the name change, Hasbro's Chief Executive Ms Maris Piper got all chippy, put on her jacket and stormed out of the building.

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    Re: Stop the World, I want to get off

    They've changed the name of a toy brand, why do you care?

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    Re: Stop the World, I want to get off

    Quote Originally Posted by City123 View Post
    They've changed the name of a toy brand, why do you care?
    exactly - they haven't even changed the name of the toy itself.
    it'll still say Mr potato head on the box.
    irresponsible journalism to write it up in such a ridiculous way, but anyone who has had their piss boiled by reading this should have a long hard look at themselves

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    Re: Stop the World, I want to get off

    Interesting to see if Mr Potato Head still only comes with same items it did when I was younger, if they're serious about reflecting evolving recognition of gender and family. Or has this all been about free advertising?

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    Re: Stop the World, I want to get off

    Quote Originally Posted by Rjk View Post
    exactly - they haven't even changed the name of the toy itself.
    it'll still say Mr potato head on the box.
    irresponsible journalism to write it up in such a ridiculous way, but anyone who has had their piss boiled by reading this should have a long hard look at themselves
    Let's be honest, those that are spitting their cornflakes out over this couldn't really give a shit. They're probably more up in arms over things changing that they don't personally like, things like some people not identifying with a specific gender. Who gives a ****.

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    Re: Stop the World, I want to get off

    Quote Originally Posted by Rjk View Post
    exactly - they haven't even changed the name of the toy itself.
    it'll still say Mr potato head on the box.
    irresponsible journalism to write it up in such a ridiculous way, but anyone who has had their piss boiled by reading this should have a long hard look at themselves
    Sounds like the behaviour of a snowflake to me.

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    Re: Stop the World, I want to get off

    Mr Potato head was the first toy ever to be advertised on television.

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    Re: Stop the World, I want to get off

    Quote Originally Posted by Cleve van Leef View Post
    Mr. Potato Head to become……………Porato Head, but Mr. & Mrs. Potato head to remain.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-56200811

    The World is going crazy.
    Things to get annoyed about include widespread corruption, rising unemployment and poverty.

    Things not to get annoyed about include toys.

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    Re: Stop the World, I want to get off

    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro de la Rosa View Post
    Things to get annoyed about include widespread corruption, rising unemployment and poverty.

    Things not to get annoyed about include toys.
    What about Barbie and the mob???

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    Re: Stop the World, I want to get off

    Quote Originally Posted by xsnaggle View Post
    What about Barbie and the mob???
    I'm Team Sindy

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    Re: Stop the World, I want to get off

    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro de la Rosa View Post
    Things to get annoyed about include widespread corruption, rising unemployment and poverty.

    Things not to get annoyed about include toys.
    If I can’t get annoyed I’ll throw my toys out of my pram!!

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    Re: Stop the World, I want to get off

    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro de la Rosa View Post
    Things to get annoyed about include widespread corruption, rising unemployment and poverty.

    Things not to get annoyed about include toys.
    You are quite right. It was only posted to show how absurd society is becoming.

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