Following news that Hasbro will be rebranding Mr Potato Head as simply Potato Head in a bid to degender the beloved children’s toy, many right-wing commentators have been left unsurprisingly outraged. The move has left such a sour taste that some Republicans have called for a boycott on all potatoes.
‘What we see here is a typical attempt from a company to force their woke ideas on our children,’ seethed Alex Jones, the perpetually outraged host of Infowars.
‘This is why I am calling all freedom loving patriots to put down the chips, the mash and the baked potatoes, and show these radical lefties who’s boss. If you think you can play identity politics with my potatoes then you’ve got another thing coming, so help me God.’
It’s not just prominent Republican mouthpieces who appear to have been riled by this unholy tater-transition. Members of Congress also piled in to express their disgust and misplaced rage on social media.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia took to Twitter, saying: ‘God made Mr and Mrs Potato, there weren’t no gay-tatoes. The only thing trans about my fries should be trans fats.’
Those comments only served to stoke the flames nationwide, as this past weekend in red states across the US, citizens held potato burning ceremonies amid fears that the root vegetable could be used to radicalise their children.
Attendee Debra Cole told us: ‘My daughter has eaten her last fry. Her momma didn’t raise no socialist,’ while another concerned parent chimed in, claiming that ‘potatoes are the root of all evil.’