Fox News Alert: A Boy Used Pink Nail Polish In A J.Crew Ad

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In addition to the other issues making headlines - military conflict, congressional budget fights, and natural disasters - Fox News is soliciting your opinion on another key issue. Pink toenails. No, really.

The J.Crew ad in question is here. It depicts J.Crew creative director Jenna Lyons painting her son's toes pink with the caption "Lucky for me, I ended up with a boy whose favorite color is pink. Toenail painting is way more fun in neon." For this, Fox News asks "[D]oes this cross the line?" as if it were their determination to make.

The story seems to flow from this Media Research Center story from this past Friday which goes even further than Fox and charges "J.CREW Pushes Transgendered Child Propaganda":

J.CREW, a popular preppy woman's clothing brand and favorite affordable line of first lady Michelle Obama, is targeting a new demographic - mothers of gender-confused young boys. At least, that's the impression given by a new marketing piece that features blatant propaganda celebrating transgendered children.

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Not only is Beckett likely to change his favorite color as early as tomorrow, Jenna's indulgence (or encouragement) could make life hard for the boy in the future. J.CREW, known for its tasteful and modest clothing, apparently does not mind exploiting Beckett behind the façade of liberal, transgendered identity politics.

This is just part of MRC's decades-long campaign to demonize and marginalize the LGBT community, it just has the added element of being more absurd than usual. And this time, Fox gave them an assist.

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