What Is Wrong With This Picture?

- By Bossip Staff

J Crew Ad

Do you see anything unsettling about this picture?

J. Crew Ad

It looks like J.Crew decided to come out with their own little “princess boy.”

The popular clothing company released this ad featuring Jenna Lyons, the chain’s president and creative director, and her son Beckett, who is five.

Lyons is pictured with a bottle of neon pink nail polish painting her son’s toenails under the headline, ”Saturday with Jenna… See how she and son Beckett go off duty in style.’

The ad also reads: ‘Lucky for me, I ended up with a boy whose favorite color is pink. Toenail painting is way more fun in neon.”

The ad was sent as an email advertisement last week, and it didn’t go over so well with some folks, including several psychiatrists who claim it “celebrates transgendered identity.”

Lyons response?

“Lots of kids, say seven and under, might ask their parents for something that would seem to be cross gender. I think most parents, especially in the privacy of their own home might think, what’s the big deal?”

Please discuss… Is this okay? Would you ever paint your son’s nails or toenails if he asked?

Are people making a big deal out of nothing or is this opening the door for more advertising that raises questions about children’s gender identity?

Pacific Coast News

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Comments

  • kerry (B!TCH GET IN MY CAR)

    Hmmmm…her nose?

    • I Am Legend ( Allergic To Darkies)

      LMAO I was gonna say the same thing her nose looks weird

    • Do more reading

      1st thing I noticed also…she go a beak..lol. Oh and the lil boy is a doo doo diver if she keeps painting his nails.What happened to Tonka Trucks and G.I. Joes?????

    • Do more reading

      *got a beak

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  • MEMEME

    The world’s gone to hell! No one wants to see that ugly azz white woman and her fruity little son!

  • JesusIsCool

    I wish tht was my fckn kid… I wonder how much da check is.

  • SONYA

    man that nose is long

  • Peachy

    Siiiiiighhh….how sad, really.

  • queenie11

    she is painting hwer son’s nails pink!! wtf is wrng with her

  • mimi

    Her son is also wearing pink lipstick!!! The world is en—ding!

  • bigblackjr

    So sad man all she had to say was son boys little boys don’t paint their nails and I say little boys because we have seen older man putting black on their toe nails.

  • lunden

    while nowadays these things seem like no big deal at age four, at age 14 you set him up to be bullied and have suicidal thoughts. For his safety, I would stick to the gender roles set by society. Then, if he chooses to cross gender roles ON HIS OWN…be as loving and senstive as possible. But don’t choose for him to be persecuted by many and take the focus off of education, and all the other things a kid needs to worry about to make it in this life. Its likened to teaching a kid to be racist. If they choose to be racist, that’s their problem to solve. But don’t create one for him!

    • Sanriobaby =^.^=

      @lunden

      I agree! There’s so much bullying going on that it just sets the poor kid up for problems that could be avoided. I’ve seen boys have black polish on thier nails, and that doesn’t bother me much, but then again, I can see how most people would find even that inappropriate. But was it really necessary to put this out to the public, it just feels like she’s using this as one big publicity stunt at her kid’s expense. Then again, this kid’s mom works in fashion and those type of people tend to be “fluid” in thier way of thinking.

  • Yea OK!

    this world is truely coming to an end and FAST!!!! NEVER in a million years is it ok to make you child a “princess boy” I have a 6-yr-old and if he asked me to paint his toes I would beat him into the 70’s!!! Im not saying “gay is not ok” Im sayin parents who let kids this young make a decison like this so young is wrong, at least let him explore life before you make a boy a “princess”….SMH

  • yoooo

    WTF is this world coming to? Seriously…If he is under 7 just tell him no! His attention span isn’t that long, he’ll find something else to interest him. I wonder does she have a husband? I remember when I was with my brother & older male cousins & they were lifting weights with their shirt off lol & I wanted to take mine off too [I’m a female]. My brother told me no b/c I was a girl & that was the end of that. I’m scared to bring a son in this effed up United States…its getting out of hand.

  • Antonio

    F a g Construction, oh … and a big a s s nose

  • rose by any other name 350 8914 ™

    what the h3ll is up with her nose? kiss my azz ashley judd!!

  • jerome

    if the kid wants to express himself fine. go to any music festival and u will see plenty of guys doing it. i love ho urban websites put gays down, but we act like it ok to have babies out of wedlock.

    • Am I a Lady or What :-)

      agreed… it’s funny how people pick and choose what they want to condemn.. turning up their noses so much that they can’t smell their own ish.

  • http://Hotmail Islandbaby

    Lol! I say it in the J.Crew catalogn…I was a bit puzzled, but I just give them the side eye, and rurn to the next page. Btw Those Esse nale polish are the bomb!!

  • 1991 UK Gem of Africa

    No wonder a lot of people in this world are confused.

  • UVA

    no one would say anything if it were a girl digging in the dirt. it’s not that serious

    • areustupid

      ummmm are you slow what the hell does a girl digging in dirt have to do with a boy wearing nail polish…this sick little freak is being brainwashed by his sick mother…where is his dad???

  • PLATANO

    THIS IS TO CONTROLL YOUR MINDS AND FORCE YOU TO BELEIVE THAT THIS IS NORMAL …THINK ABOUT IT ?? WHO IS BEHIND THIS ?? DON’T BE FOOLED …

  • SMH

    this deranged lady is so self absorbed that’s she’s trying to justify treating her SON like he’s a GIRL.

    I don’t believe for a second that this kid asked to have his toe nails painted. If he did…it’s simply, “NO”.

    what if he asked to wear a bra? when do you draw the line? It’s BAD Parenting plain and simple. This poor kid is doomed.

  • SMH

    if he likes pink…why not a shirt w/ pink in it??? Why is she painting his toe nails???

  • candylicker

    Oh for godssake!

  • val val

    What they need to do is keep hollywood to theirselves aint nobody wonna see that gay shit, and No its not cute, so no dont tell me hes just a kid let him express himself theres a coloring book let him express that wtf and pleease pleaase dont tell me he was born this way, what is being created is the confusing to this kid

  • whatisthat

    ok,a little boy likes the color..no not the end of the world..my 7 year boys all types of color..but they are at that age where they do not relate pink for girls and blue for boys..i like blue,but i am not trying to be a man..and my son is aware of his sexuality.but to be putting on pink lipstick and polishing on a boy is unacceptable..geez!!!

  • lisa

    this is some shyt that the white folks do because they like haveing queer kids.

  • Daniel

    Stupidity strongly implied. No further comment necessary.

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