I can’t believe I’m fact-checking a viral story about the gender of a plastic potato with detachable body parts.

 

I can’t believe I’m fact-checking a viral story about a plastic potato, but Hasbro is removing the “Mr.” from its “Potato Head” logo, and offering a new mix-and-match package that includes two potato bodies, one baby potato, and a bunch of loose parts that will let kids put them together however they want.

That doesn’t mean it’s discarding or re-gendering the Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head characters.  (Though the whole ethos of a toy with detachable body parts makes you wonder why any of this is even necessary.)

A tweet from Hasbro confirms the characters are still named Mr. Potato Head and Mrs. Potato Head.