"Saturday With Jenna," a feature on the J.Crew website that shows how creative director Jenna Lyons wears her brand's clothes, recently depicted Lyons painting her toddler-aged son Beckett's toenails with bright pink Essie polish (the shade is made specially for J.Crew). The caption reads, "Lucky for me, I ended up with a boy whose favorite color is pink. Toenail painting is way more fun in neon."
This got Fox News riled up about Lyons's parenting abilities (pink nail polish is wreaking havoc on gender norms among kindergartners these days!), so they invited some talking heads to discuss. Erin Brown, of the Media Research Center, called it "blatant propaganda celebrating transgendered children." Dr. Keith Ablow, psychiatrist and author of the ironically-titled Living the Truth, wrote an editorial about the matter for Fox News' website.
Yeah, well, it may be fun and games now, Jenna, but at least put some money aside for psychotherapy for the kid — and maybe a little for others who’ll be affected by your “innocent” pleasure. This is a dramatic example of the way that our culture is being encouraged to abandon all trappings of gender identity ... These folks are hostile to the gender distinctions that actually are part of the magnificent synergy that creates and sustains the human race. They respect their own creative notions a whole lot more than any creative Force in the universe.
We're pretty sure that this fuss is far worse for Beckett's psyche than a bottle of pink nail polish ever could be.