J. Crew Ad Controversy: Pink Polish For A Boy?

An April ad for the J Crew catalog has sparked a series of heated arguments on the Internet on how we raise our children.

The ad features the organization’s president and creative director with her son, Beckett, after painting his toenails neon pink. The caption on the ad reads, “Lucky for me I ended up with a boy whose favorite color is pink. Toenail painting is way more fun in neon.”

And that simple ad has created a deluge of conversation. A sampling can be found here:

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2 Responses to "J. Crew Ad Controversy: Pink Polish For A Boy?"

  1. Adrienzgirl
    Adrienzgirl 1196 days ago .

    What a sad world we live in when people get so worked up over an advertisement. My son’s favorite color was pink for a long time. We let him have pink “Littlest Pet Shop” sheets and bedding set because it was what he wanted. He collected those Littlest Pets marketed solely to little girls until he turned 8. I don’t see what the big deal is.
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  2. JennieG
    JennieG 1196 days ago .

    I totally agree. I think that people are making a whole lot of something out of nothing. Now, my husband is always first to point out that I am an “over sharing” kind of gal so I am trying to be really mindful about what I say and do regarding my kids and the public. Even with that in mind, I can’t see HOW this might hurt that little boy’s life. If he were 9 then I can see the bullying being a possible outcome but HE IS 5. People need to lighten up.