Skip to comments.Jenna Lyons, You and J. Crew Wanted Your Son to Stop Being Such a Boy
Posted on 10/26/2011 8:41:34 PM PDT by I still care
Last spring, I told you that Jenna Lyons, J. Crews president and creative director, wasnt just having a little, harmless fun with her son Beckett when she published a photograph of herself painting his toenails hot pink in a J. Crew cataloguea catalogue distributed to millions of people.
The quote accompanying the image of Beckett read, Lucky for me, I ended up with a boy whose favorite color is pink. Toenail painting is way more fun in neon.
I said Lyons was making a cultural statement about masculinity no longer being important to boysthat she was, essentially, uncomfortable with his gender.
Comedian/commentators like Jon Stewart came out in force, defending Lyons and her behavior, and suggesting that I must be wrestling with some psychological demons of my own. How could I possibly think that a mom enjoying a little harmless dress-up with her son could mean she was messing with his gender?
But I didnt just think that. I thought Lyons was promoting a cultural agenda at her sons expenseand at the expense of all our sons whose masculinity was being downplayed. Why else would you pick that photograph, decide for Beckett that it was a really good one with which to brand him in the minds of millions, and make sure that his hair was long and wavy for the photo shoot? Why spend tens of thousands of dollars (or a hundred thousand or more) to distribute that particular photo of Beckett to millions of us.
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Actually I think she was trying to get some free publicity without regard to the long term implications . . her son will eventually be teased about this and likely resent her for showing such disregard in the name of the almighty $$$
Or she was trying to trump Justin Bieber’s line of nail polishes. For real, this teen heart throb (barf) has a new line of polish....
Ya know, I just posted about there not being many real men now days and this just proves it. Too many girly men and too many parents messing with their kids’ minds.
Whatsoever you do unto the least of these, you do unto me.
Someone this leftist probably has not met said that.
I’m guessing she’ll have some ‘splaining to do when she does...
Thankfully, I'm raising my sons to be MEN - not little girls. Can't stand whimpy in my house.
I go more for the Cabelas or Oshkosh look.
The happiest time of my childhood where on the farm and the country look just warms my heart.
Good for you! The first step is to give boys a man's name and let them grow into it.
Gwen Stefani constantly uses her son to showcase her own style, not his, with weird and girly get-ups that bring him attention most young boys won't be happy with.
"The star chose to dress her son in a pair of grey leopard print leggings that would be more suited to a little girl.
That’s just wrong.
Here they are (yes, these are two men):
Gavin Rossdale with his former gay lover Marilyn, with whom he enjoyed an affair as a teenager
Come back and see what else I posted.
Oh, and let’s not forget Angelina Jolie and her open lesbian affairs. Now one of her young daughters is often said to dress rather “butch” in the articles written about the Jolie-Pitt family.
Yes, and she exposed him to the glare of millions of people. What kind of mother invades her kid’s privacy that way, when she knows he is not making his own choices on these matters and he has no clue as to what the implications are?
Although, I would imagine that listening to that irritatingly loud Gwen Stefani yammer her ill-formed opinions all day might leave you searching for alternatives.
In the end, he'll wind up with substance abuse problems and seething resentment, but it was for a good cause - pink toenails.
He says he’s not gay, that it was just “normal experimentation” to have a long gay affair when he was a teenager.
Or something like that.
Oh yeah, I'm sure he says that. I have a different definition.
If you've ever had a _______ in your _______, you're gay. And you can't ungay yourself later.
So hubby/dad is gay and wifey/mom is a lesbian. That child is going to so messed up.
Lesbian lover of J Crew boss thought to have been behind split with husband revealed as jewellery exec
you can say THAT again.
Similar to the daughter of lesbian Warren Beatty.
and Liberace was the spokesman for Blatz Beer. “Blatz is the most popular beer in Milwaukee. I’m from Milwaukee. I ought to know.” How things have turned upside down.
how to kill a brand....
j crew = fashion for homosexuals.
someone better fire that woman before she destroys the brand totally. (i think it is too late)
Wait until he discovers how that pic will follow him all through his school years and beyond. I think he will wind up hating her.
Then there’s Chaz and Anna Nicole Smith’s son, Danny.
Sorry, you cannot have a publically sexual mother, especially if you are a boy, without it creating so may conflicts while you are trying to develop your own sexual identity that the result is often, well, “mixed.” And sad.
We’ll see how Madonna’s son turns out.
Or Mom is unconsciously trying to reconcile herself to Dad’s past by making it appear, at least in her own eyes, that all little boys are drawn to girly leggings and weird hairstyles and other “fashionista” crappola, even though it’s Mom dressing them.
See, my husband is completely normal! Nothing to see here, move along!
Or as The Diceman put it,
“You either s-— d-— or you do not s-— d-—, there is no in-between.”
I’m A Boy
One girl was called Jean Marie
Another little girl was called Felicity
Another little girl was Sally Joy
The other was me, and I’m a boy
My name is Bill and I’m a headcase
They practice making up on my face
Yeah, I feel lucky if I get trousers to wear
Spend ages taking hairpins from my hair
I’m a boy, I’m a boy
But my ma won’t admit it
I’m a boy, I’m a boy
But if I say I am I get it
Put your frock on Jean Marie
Plait your hair Felicity
Paint your nails, little Sally Joy
Put this wig on, little boy
I wanna play cricket on the green
Ride my bike across the stream
Cut myself and see my blood
I wanna come home all covered in mud
I’m a boy, I’m a boy
But my ma won’t admit it
I’m a boy, I’m a boy, I’m a boy
I’m a boy, I’m a boy, I’m a boy, I’m a boy
I’m a boy, I’m a boy, I’m__ a__ boy__
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