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Ciara O'Rourke
By Ciara O'Rourke May 26, 2021

Headline about Lego debuting genderless bricks is from a satire site

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  • This is a headline from a satire site.
 

A headline ripped from a satire site is being shared on social media and getting confused for real news. 

"Lego unveils new genderless bricks with no male/female connectors," reads a screenshot of a headline above the date May 20, 2021. Below is an image of a smooth blue brick, Lego’s logo and the words "introducing genderless." 

This post was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Facebook.)

Lego did not respond to PolitiFact’s query about the post, but it’s a screenshot of a page on the Babylon Bee, which describes itself as "your trusted source for Christian news satire."

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The Facebook post doesn’t make clear the headline is from the Bee and while some people recognize it as a joke anyway, others are unsure.

The story was published the same day that Lego announced a new LGBTQ-themed set called "Everyone Is Awesome." The 346-piece set includes 11 figures in the colors of the rainbow. It was inspired by the rainbow flag, a symbol of LGBTQ pride

We rate claims that Lego is introducing genderless bricks False.

 

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