J. Crew Ad Horror: Mom Paints Son's Toenails Pink!

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It's turning out to be a funny week for gender issues in advertising. We have the girly dudes getting slapped in the Manwich spots. We have the woman compared to a used car in the auto-dealer ad. And now, we have this J. Crew ad featuring (horror of horrors) a boy with his toenails painted pink. Some people seem unbelievably upset by the image, which appears on the J. Crew site. Their outrage coalesces in this Fox News story, in which Erin Brown of the Media Research Center actually calls the ad "blatant propaganda celebrating transgendered children."



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