Mr. Potato Head and Culture

What was the first toy ever advertised on television? It was Hasbro’s Mr. Potato Head and that commercial debuted way back in 1952. A lot has changed in our culture since then. And in an effort to keep up with our culture’s increased value on diversity and inclusion, the brand recently announced that the designation “Mister” is being dropped from the brand’s name. Hasbro says this is being done so that all people would feel welcome in the Potato head world. While Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head will still be sold, the company is displaying the titles less prominently on the packaging. The company will also debut a new Potato family pack that comes with two large bodies, one small body and forty-two accessories. Kids will be able to create their own types of potato families, including those with two moms or two dads. While it’s not popular these days to say that God’s good design for marriage is between one man and one woman, we must be actively pointing out kids to God’s design.