Hasbro to Meet Girl Fighting for Less 'Girly' Easy-Bake

As top male chefs rally behind her

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 13, 2012 10:30 AM CST

(Newser) – Hasbro has agreed to meet with the 13-year-old New Jersey girl who caught the nation's attention by starting a petition demanding a gender-neutral Easy-Bake Oven. McKenna Pope will meet with Hasbro's Easy-Bake team on Monday to discuss her ideas, the Consumerist reports. McKenna's petition, which laments that her brother refused to buy the oven because it only "comes in gender-specific hues" has drawn more than 40,000 signatures so far.

Among McKenna's supporters are a host of big name chefs. People like Laurent Tourondel, Michael Lomanco, Chopped contestant Joshua Whigham and more posted a YouTube video this week voicing their support, Today reports. Of course, Top Chef judge Hugh Acheson had another take on the matter: "Whatevs about the whole Easy Bake oven in 'dude' colors," he tweeted. "The tough boy chef is the one who cooks 10 course tasting (plus amuses & mignardises) w/PINK Easy Bake oven & not give a hoot about color."

McKenna Pope, 13, right, and her brother Gavyn Boscio, 4, pose for a photo at their home in Garfield, NJ, Dec. 6, 2012.   (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
This Sept. 8, 2011 file photo shows Hasbro's newest version of their famous "Easy Bake Oven" in Pawtucket, RI.   (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)
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Some major chefs express their support for McKenna Pope's cause.   (YouTube)

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