Susanna Reid slams Piers Morgan's 'fragile masculinity' and says he's 'arguing with an empty room' in Potato Head debate

SUSANNA Reid slammed Piers Morgan's "fragile masculinity" and accused him of "arguing with an empty room" in a heated debate about Mr Potato Head.

The 55-year-old star was left fuming last week when Hasbro revealed they'd ditched the "Mr" from their umbrella Potato Head brand name – although male and female versions remain available to buy.

Piers kicked off today's Good Morning Britain by ranting about the move, which baffled Susanna as she repeatedly clarified that Mr and Mrs Potato Head still exist.

She tried to reason: "Piers, they are not getting rid – do not worry, don't let your fragile masculinity be threatened.

"They are still having Mr Potato Head, no-one's getting rid of Mr Potato Head!"

But Piers wouldn't back down, moaning: "Nobody ever complained to have Wonder Woman airbrushed because men don't complain about these things; feminists want to have Mr Potato Head expunged because he is sexist.

"There are massive companies making these decisions to appease the wokies, does it matter in the grand scheme of things? Not really. It is an abolishment of gender terminology.

"If he had been called Mrs Potato Head do you think anyone would have complained or been changing brand names?"

Clearly exasperated, Susanna replied: "Piers, they are not getting rid of Mr Potato Head, they are simply re-branding the whole brand Potato Head – you are still able to buy Mr Potato Head and you are still able to buy Mrs Potato Head."

Refusing to listen, Piers continued: "I want to be a Mr, thanks. And I don't want you telling me I can't be a Mr – and I want to buy a Mr Potato Head!"

Snapping, Susanna exclaimed: "You can be a Mr! And you can still buy a Mr Potato Head!

"You're literally rowing with yourself in an empty room just for the sake of having a row!"

Last week, toy company Hasbro confirmed that they are only dropping "Mr" from the brand name, clarifying in a tweet: "Hold that Tot – your main spud, MR. POTATO HEAD isn't going anywhere!

"While it was announced today that the POTATO HEAD brand name & logo are dropping the 'MR.' I yam proud to confirm that MR. & MRS. POTATO HEAD aren't going anywhere and will remain MR. & MRS. POTATO HEAD."

The company also announced that they would start selling new play kits this autumn that will let kids create their own type of potato families, which would give the option to have two father potatoes, two mother potatoes, and so on.

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