Tuesday, April 12, 2011

There are pinkos everywhere

Updated In perhaps the silliest fake controversy since Tinky Winky and as further proof that old right-wing inanities never die, they just find a new target, comes the news that
A J.Crew ad that shows a top designer painting her young son’s toenails neon pink has some parents and doctors seeing red. ...

“This is a dramatic example of the way that our culture is being encouraged to abandon all trappings of gender identity,” psychiatrist Dr. Keith Ablow wrote in a FoxNews.com Health column about the ad.

Media Research Center’s Erin Brown agreed, calling the ad “blatant propaganda celebrating transgendered children.”

“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,” Brown wrote in an opinion piece Friday. "J.Crew, known for its tasteful and modest clothing, apparently does not mind exploiting Beckett behind the facade of liberal, transgendered identity politics.”
So mother shares some silly fun with her young son and - what? It's the end of civilization? I think painted toenails are even dumber than painted fingernails, which I think are dumb on anyone of either gender at any age, but it takes the sweaty imagination of the true right-winger to turn pink toenails into some kind of liberal plot to destory all they hold dear.

This was too much even for Fox News Twitter users, a majority of who agreed that the critics are overreacting. The temptation now is to say or course they were overreacting; overreacting is what they do.

Updated with the best comment on the whole affair, from one Michael Reynolds and found at Outside the Beltway:
Thank God when my mother applied my fingernail polish it was tweed color. Pretty sure that’s why I’m straight.
Yeah, that must be it.

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