Notice anything "odd" about this screen grab from JCrew.com?
FOX News sure did.
J.Crew sent this pictorial out in an email newsletter to subscribers last week. It can also be seen on the website itself. And FOX had a freak-out about it. A story on the FOX News website about the ad reads:
“This is a dramatic example of the way that our culture is being encouraged to abandon all trappings of gender identity,” psychiatrist Dr. Keith Ablow wrote in a FoxNews.com Health column about the ad.
The article also quotes an opinion piece posted on the Culture and Media Institute's website by Erin R. Brown, with a headline that trumpets "J.Crew Pushes Transgendered Child Propaganda."
Oh come now.
So the kid's favorite color is pink and he likes to have his toenails painted?
I have even less trepidation about Jenna Lyons sharing with the world that her son likes pink pedicures than I do about your average mom blogger doing the same thing -- because the truth is that Lyons' son Beckett will never be subjected to a middle class, suburban America crowd of peers that may very well one day tease him for this ad. Instead, Beckett will grow up in Manhattan with other privileged kids who, if they were to see this ad at the age of 10 or 12, would probably think it was cute. Or cool.
It looks like it was simply a slow news day for FOX News.
It's just pink nail polish, people. If the kid wants to wear pink nail polish, let him wear pink nail polish.
What do you think?
Image via JCrew.com