Hasbro Makes Gender-Neutral Easy Bake Oven
13-year-old McKenna Pope got over 45,000 signatures on her petition for a product that both girls and boys could enjoy.
13-year-old McKenna Pope started a petition on Change.org for a gender-neutral easy-bake oven from Hasbro after her brother wanted one for Christmas but there was only a ‘girly’ purple model with girls on the packaging. The petition gained over 45,000 signatures and top chefs including Bobby Flay, Jose Andreas, Jeff Mahin, Joshua Whigham, and Manuel Trevino, voiced their support for the campaign.
At a recent meeting with McKenna at their headquarters, Hasbro announced a gender-neutral silver, blue, and black version that will be marketed to both boys and girls. The toy company plans to introduce the new color scheme at the industry’s Toy Fair in New York in February and it will be in stores next summer. McKenna said: