J. Crew’s nail-painting controversy: Clothier says no comment

Fox News started this kerfuffle about whether a boy’s toenails should be painted, and now J. Crew is reaping all the headlines.

It’s a brand that has generally avoided controversy.

But controversy is exactly what it has on its hands after its most recent catalogue showed its creative director, Jenna Lyons, painting her young son’s toenails pink.

The caption read:

“Lucky for me I ended up with a boy whose favorite color is pink. Toenail painting is way more fun in neon.”

As you might imagine, some people are not cool with this—namely Fox News.

A post on FoxNews.com says:

“This is a dramatic example of the way that our culture is being encouraged to abandon all trappings of gender identity—homogenizing males and females when the outcome of such ‘psychological sterilization’ [my word choice] is not known.”

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