On Plastic Potato Heads, Seuss and the Machine of Manufactured Outrage, by Kenn Orphan

by Kenn Orphan Writer, Dandelion Salad Halifax, Nova Scotia March 11, 2021

“This is the end of freedom,” declared the definitive talking potato head himself, Glenn Beck. He was speaking about Hasbro’s decision to drop the “Mister” pronoun from their “Potato Head” toy. In fact, there will still be Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head characters respectively. The company just decided to remove the male descriptor “Mister” as the primary name of the brand. The same week, Dr. Seuss Enterprises decided to drop six books from the popular franchise due to their obviously racist portrayals of Asian and Black people. And on the conservative end of the internet, all hell broke loose.

On Plastic Potato Heads, Seuss and the Machine of Manufactured Outrage, by Kenn Orphan

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