Because of course.
Mattel is honoring doctors, nurses, EMTs and delivery drivers everywhere with a new line of toys designed for those on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The #ThankYouHeroes line for Fisher-Price includes 16 different action figures featuring health care workers and other “every day heroes,” according to a statement from Mattel, which is the parent company of Fisher-Price.
The brand is also introducing a five-character “Little People” set comprised of a doctor, nurse, EMT, delivery driver and grocery store worker.
Mattel said each item will retail for $20 — with $15 from each sale being donated to #FirstRespondersFirst, an initiative created to help provide essential supplies, equipment and resources for health care workers and their families.
Yeah, they definitely need more free money, those healthcare workers.
It might well be that they’re the only ones working during this fake pandemic, and that they’re the ones who are out there on the streets protesting for no one to be allowed to work as they continue to post TikTok dance videos, but we should totally just keep doing donation drives to get them more free money.
Because they are literally heroes for recording these TikTok dance videos.
“#ThankYouHeroes is designed to immortalize and honor healthcare and every day heroes, and to drive additional donations to support first responders,” said Chuck Scothon, senior vice president of Fisher-Price and global head of Mattel infant and preschool.
“Whether these toys are given as a gift to recognize someone working on the front lines, or used as a tool to help children have conversations about how they are feeling, it is our hope that Fisher-Price toys, and play in general, can ultimately make these difficult times easier for both kids and adults,” Scothon added.
The toy line will be available for pre-order starting Wednesday, April 29 through May 31 at www.MattelPlayroom.com/ThankYouHeroes. Items are expected to ship by December 31.
Of all the vile things that has happened during this stupid hoax, claiming that these TikTok nurses are “heroes” is among the worst.
The truly maddening part is that these nurses – who are out there protesting against the public, demanding the economy be destroyed so they continue to have time to do their choreographed dance routines – are going to be just as laid off as everyone else when all is said and done.
But they don’t care. All they care about is the opportunity to assert that they are superior to other people. It’s a clown world version of the Stanford Prison Experiment.
They can go out there now and feel great with everyone on TV calling them heroes, they can shame the masses of people for not worshiping them and telling them what good and moral people they are, but we are all in this together, whether they like it or not, and they’re going to regret indulging in this dumb charade when they’re sprawled out on the street on fentanyl like the rest of the population.
Imagine children playing with these toys…
“Pew, pew, pew – go back inside or I’ll have you arrested! I’m the nurse and I’m the boss here! Pew, pew! Now get back in your house and like my TikTok video! I’m dancing like I’ve never danced before!”
Although I guess they’re probably not going to be sold to children, but rather to adult men who play with toys.
The adult male toy user has a 100% overlap with the “I FUCKING LOVE SCIENCE!” crowd, which has a 100% overlap with the “healthcare workers are heroes” crowd. That is to say, the same people who get pleasure from embracing the most outrageous and dehumanizing forms of consumerism that this system produces also tend to be the most virulent believers in the narratives the system produces.
Whenever I think of the perfect example of the perfect end product of this system we live in, I think of the YouTuber Boogie2988.
I think we can all guess what his views on healthcare workers being heroes are.