Hasbro Petitioned To Make Easy Bake Oven For Boys.. Should Get Grilled

A 4-year-old boy’s big sister who went to bat for him by petitioning Hasbro to make a version of the classic Easy Bake Oven for boys got a surprise this holiday season when the company invited her to see the new, boy-friendly model of the timeless toy.

McKenna Pope, 13, didn’t have to go all the way to the North Pole, but simply went to YouTube to make an appeal for her 4-year-old brother, Gavin, and the one thing he wants from Santa this year.

“I want a dinosaur Easy Bake Oven,” Gavin said.

As it turns out, it’s not that easy. The pint-sized aspiring chef was hoping for a color that wasn’t just for girls. But Hasbro only makes the Easy Bake Oven in a pink and purple-floral print.

“Only girls play with it,” the 4-year-old complained.

So his big sister then stirred things up with a petition on Change.org. She asked Hasbro to offer a more gender-neutral color for the toy, and include boys in its commercials. The petition got more than 40,000 signatures.

Hasbro looking into offering more gender neutral baby grills.



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