Do You Find This J.Crew Ad Psychologically Harmful?
Known for nautical stripes, an occasional sale on camis, and now for painting a boy's toenails pink, J.Crew is getting a lot of buzz for this recent ad.
The ad is a shot of J.Crew President and Creative Director Jenna Lyons with her son with a caption that reads, "Lucky for me, I ended up with a boy whose favorite color is pink." Cute, right? Not so much, at least according to the Culture and Media Institute.
The CMI states that this ad is "Transgendered Child Propaganda" and said, "J.Crew, known for its tasteful and modest clothing, apparently does not mind exploiting Beckett behind the façade of liberal, transgendered identity politics. One has to wonder what young boys in pink nail polish has to do with selling women's clothing." Yet many parents see nothing harmful with this photo.
What do you think about this ad? Do you think it's "propaganda pushing the celebration of gender-confused boys," as the CMI states, or is it just an adorable picture of a mother and son bonding over some hot pink Essie polish? Post your comments below and take our poll to let us know.