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The real issue with the Mr. Potato Head drama

When it comes to inclusivity for all, a gendered potato might not necessarily help eradicate discrimination against people for who are they are.

The real issue with the Mr. Potato Head drama

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - JULY 27: Mr. Potato Head and Mrs. Potato Head attend Variety's Power of Youth presented by Hasbro, Inc. and generationOn at Universal Studios Backlot on July 27, 2013 in Universal City, California.

(Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Variety)

Although this character hadn't crossed my mind since Toy Story, the classic Mr. Potato Head is making headlines. Why?

The toy will adopt a gender-inclusive identity by dropping the "Mr."

As of Thursday, Hasbro announced that they are ensuring "all feel welcome in the Potato Head world by officially dropping the Mr. from the Mr. Potato Head brand name and logo to promote gender equality and inclusion."

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