Activists in Georgia are preparing a boycott against Coca Cola after the company issued a statement saying they support a “balanced” approach to local election laws.
“Coca-Cola wants Black and brown people to drink their product, then they must speak up when our rights, our lives and our very democracy as we know it is under attack,” Bishop Reginald Jackson told the Journal-Constitution.
— The Hill (@thehill) March 25, 2021
Activists in Georgia are calling for a statewide boycott of Coca-Cola until the company speaks out against measures that would restrict voting access. https://t.co/miCKRqdHIs
— Axios (@axios) March 25, 2021
“The ultimate goal should be fair, secure elections where access to voting is broad-based and inclusive,” said a statement from the global corporation.
“We will speak with our wallets,” Jackson added. “This past summer, Coke and other corporations said they needed to speak out against racism. But they’ve been mighty quiet about this.”
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
MR POTATO HEAD, 1953-2021: Hasbro Says He Was ‘Limited When It Comes to Gender Identity'
The Vice President of Global Brands for Hasbro spoke with Fast Company after revealing the company will drop ‘Mister’ from ‘Mister Potato Head,’ saying the toy was “limiting when it comes to both gender identity and family structure.”
“Culture has evolved,” Kimberly Boyd, Hasbro’s senior vice president of global brands, told Fast Company. “Kids want to be able to represent their own experiences. The way the brand currently exists — with the ‘Mr.’ and ‘Mrs.’ — is limiting when it comes to both gender identity and family structure.”
Mr Potato Head is no more as classic toy goes gender neutral https://t.co/Ig2ZKw4vLo
— Sky News (@SkyNews) February 25, 2021
Read the full report at the New York Post.
The Hasbro toy company confirmed this week they plan to drop the “Mister” from their classic character “Mr. Potato Head,” vowing to release a gender-neutral version called “Potato Head” later this year.
“Toy makers have been updating their classic brands to appeal to kids today. Barbie has shed its blonde image and now comes in multiple skin tones and body shapes. Thomas the Tank Engine added more girl characters. And American Girl is now selling a boy doll,” reports the Associated Press. “Hasbro said Mr. Potato Head, which has been around for about 70 years, needed a modern makeover.”
“Starting in the fall, Hasbro will sell Potato Head family kits. They’ll come with two non-gendered ‘adult’ potatoes, one ‘baby’ potato and 42 accessories,” writes Bloomberg News.
Mr. Potato Head is no longer a mister. Hasbro, the company that makes the potato-shaped plastic toy, is giving the spud a gender neutral new name: Potato Head. The change will appear on boxes this year. https://t.co/yUAO4bVYG0
— The Associated Press (@AP) February 25, 2021
Hasbro rebranding Mr. Potato Head as gender-neutral 'Potato Head' later this yearhttps://t.co/Eb4w4u2EiF
— Fox News (@FoxNews) February 25, 2021
“Hasbro, the company that makes the potato-shaped plastic toy, is giving the spud a gender neutral new name: Potato Head. The change will appear on boxes this year,” adds the AP.
Read the full report at the Associated Press.
PEPÉ CANCELED: ‘Le Pew’ Cut from New Movie After Being Accused of Promoting ‘Rape Culture’
A new report from the Hollywood Reporter confirmed this week that Warner Bros. Studios has axed the character ‘Pepé Le Pew’ from ‘Space Jam’ -an upcoming movie starring NBA superstar LeBron James.
“RW blogs are mad bc I said Pepe Le Pew added to rape culture,” wrote one NY Times columnist. “Let’s see. 1. He grabs/kisses a girl/stranger, repeatedly, w/o consent and against her will. 2. She struggles mightily to get away from him, but he won’t release her 3. He locks a door to prevent her from escaping.”
RW blogs are mad bc I said Pepe Le Pew added to rape culture. Let’s see.
1. He grabs/kisses a girl/stranger, repeatedly, w/o consent and against her will.
2. She struggles mightily to get away from him, but he won’t release her
3. He locks a door to prevent her from escaping. pic.twitter.com/CbLCldLwvR
— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) March 6, 2021
“News of the character’s absence from the Warner Bros. film broke Sunday evening, days after a New York Times opinion piece called out the character, among other problematic cartoon characters, in the wake of Dr. Seuss Enterprises announcing it would stop publishing six books because of racist and insensitive imagery,” reports THR.
The article claims Le Pew “normalized rape culture.”
— IGN (@IGN) March 8, 2021
— The Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) March 8, 2021
Read the full report at the Hollywood Reporter.