Thursday, April 14, 2011

J. Crew Paints Boy's Toenails: Pundits lose their minds!

In what will be one of the more laughable firestorms created by conservative bloggers this year, J. Crew has found itself at the center of heated controversy over....

Pink nail polish.

The traditionally country-club chic brand released an ad recently that includes a picture of the company's president painting her 5 year-old son's toes pink with a quote that reads:
“Lucky for me, I ended up with a boy whose favorite color is pink. Toenail painting is way more fun in neon.”
Some have called this "transgender propaganda," setting off a debate by the mainstream over whether or not pink toes encourage kids to be gay or trans (because of course, proving that pink toes can't make you "funny" is really the issue here...). Some bloggers have even "accused" J. Crew of "celebrating transgender children."

I know, what an "accusation," right? How dare we celebrate those cute little gender-benders and all the ways they have yet to be shamed by mainstream images of gender roles and gendered bodies!

Regardless of how ridiculous this debate is, that kid in the ads is so silly adorable.

To see the ad and an awesome response to it, click here!

2 comments:

  1. Sign the petition to thank JCrew for their ad!

    http://www.truthwinsout.org/pressreleases/2011/04/15958/

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  2. check out chicago's own Coya Paz's letter of support! http://coyapaz.com/home/2011/04/jcrew-gender-warriors/#more-255

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