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Hasbro, which brought you the Mr. Potato Head drama in February, has unleashed its Diversity & Inclusion department on yet another mission to save the world, and this time, Monopoly is the target. The toymaker announced Thursday that it would modernize Monopoly’s Community Chest Cards to reflect modern society.
“Covering topics like beauty contests, holiday funds, and life insurance, there is no denying the Monopoly game’s Community Chest Cards are long overdue for a refresh,” the company said in a statement. “And, coming out of the tumultuous year of 2020, the term ‘community’ has taken on a whole new meaning. Hasbro is counting on their fans to help reflect what community means in their real lives, into the Monopoly game, by voting for new cards like ‘Shop Local,’ ‘Rescue A Puppy’ or ‘Help Your Neighbors.’”
That’s right, folks. Beauty contests are so out in 2021. If you want beauty, go to Instagram, you fools! Did you really think a “Go to jail” card would fly in the woke era? Think again! That said, do you think “Collect $50 from every player” will be kicked to the curb? That’s highly unlikely.
“The world has changed a lot since Monopoly became a household name more than 85 years ago, and clearly today community is more important than ever,” Eric Nyman, Chief Consumer Officer at Hasbro, added in the company press release. “We felt like 2021 was the perfect time to give fans the opportunity to show the world what community means to them through voting on new Community Chest Cards. We’re really excited to see what new cards get voted in!”
- Started a BLM riot, burned down an entire city, don’t go to jail
- You are assessed an extra government stimmy
- GME stock goes to the moon, collect $6,900, but then donate it to a BLM because it’s the right thing to do
- Collect $1,000 from every player that makes over $100k a year
- Saved the butterflies, collect a year’s supply of meatless burgers
That’s all I could come up with off the top of my head. Needless to say, this is going to turn into a radio show host’s dream situation when he/she starts taking suggestions. This is the kind of fun we get when Hasbro unleashes its Diversity and Inclusion department.