I refuse to give Fox News’ website traffic, so let me just summarize what’s going on:
Contributor Dr. Keith Ablow says that the recent feature on J.Crew‘s website depicting design head Jenna Lyons painting her little boy’s toenails pink 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.”
He goes on to say, “If you have no problem with the J. Crew ad, how about one in which a little boy models a sundress? What could possibly be the problem with that?”
I have to address this because it’s become a big news story featuring a key player in the industry that we cover. But I really don’t want to. Why? Because it’s a non-issue. (I feel like I work for TheDailyShow.com right now, forced to write about bad people.)
But there is one good thing I’ve culled from this Fox News kerfuffle. Dealing with jack-offs like Dr. Ablow is just another reason why J.Crew is better off going private. Shareholders hate bad press, no matter how unjustified it is.