Conservatives Are Having A Total Meltdown Over The New Genderless ‘Potato Head’ Toy

Conservatives are having a difficult time this week accepting the fact that a plastic toy does not, in fact, have a gender.

Keeping pace with modern times, Hasbro announced on Thursday it’s giving Mr. Potato Head a 21st Century upgrade with a whole potato family, including a gender-neutral potato.

“It’s a potato,” Ali Mierzejewski, editor-in-chief of review site The Toy Insider, told the Associated Press (AP). “But kids like to see themselves in the toys they are playing with.”

Hasbro’s decision stems from research on how real toddlers play with the hard plastic spud. “The sweet spot for the toy is two to three years old,” Kimberly Boyd, an SVP and GM at Hasbro, told Fast Company. “Kids like dressing up the toy, then playing out scenarios from their life. This often takes the form of creating little potato families, because they’re learning what it means to be in a family.”

Predictably, the genderless Potato head enraged more than a few conservatives, with many taking to Twitter to share their hysterical outrage.

YouTube conspiracy theorist Mark Dice replied to an Associated Press report about it saying, “It’s time for Republican states to secede.”

English broadcaster Piers Morgan took issue with Hasbro continuing their toy business amid a global pandemic.

Conservative political pundit Ben Shapiro had a complete meltdown over the news:

The conservative outrage quickly drew mockery from the left: