From an ongoing struggle against pink ovens:

Some well-known chefs are getting behind a New Jersey girl’s call for Hasbro to make a gender-neutral Easy-Bake Oven. Manuel Trevino of TV’s “Top Chef” and Michael Lomonaco of Porterhouse New York are featured in a YouTube video applauding McKenna Pope’s online petition, which had reached about 40,000 signatures yesterday on the website

The 13-year-old from Garfield, N.J., started the petition when she went to buy an Easy-Bake Oven for her 4-year-old-brother, Gavyn Boscio, but discovered it comes only in purple and pink. She wants Pawtucket, R.I.-based Hasbro to feature boys on the box and to make it in gender-neutral colors.

A spokesman for Hasbro did not immediately return a message seeking comment.


*UPDATE – After over 45,000 people signed McKenna’s petition, Hasbro responded and invited McKenna to their headquarters where they announced their plans for a gender neutral silver and black Easy Bake Oven that will be marketed to both boys and girls!

There…feel better now?

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by Jim Davis