I am probably way late to comment on this story. Actually, I know I am. I am still head down in my own sicknesses, and haven’t been paying attention to pretty much anything but my own ears.
So YOU probably know more about the J. Crew ad that has Fox News and other conservatives up in arms than I do.
If you haven’t heard, that is Beckett. He likes pink, and his mom is a Creative Director for J. Crew. They have fun painting their nails together. End of story.
Apparently not. APPARENTLY, because he likes pink and likes painting his nails with his mom, she is making him “turn” transgender. That he will have a crisis about his sexuality as he grows up.
What a pile of HORSESHIT.
Declan has always had a lot of friends who are girls. When he goes to their house(s) to play, half of the time he comes home with painted nails. Or flower tattoos. Or with barrettes in his pocket. To this day, at eight and a half, he loves playing dress up at afterschool care. As in DRESSES.
Does that make him gay?
Will he be gay?
I have no fucking clue. That is up to him and his biology to decide.
But seriously, I promise. The only reason I would be upset that my son was gay is that he would have to deal with pinheads like the critics of that J. Crew ad.
The other day, I saw a friend and her 4 year old boy at school drop off. His nails happened to be painted green. Bright, electric, neon green. I told him how much I liked his nails. He adopted a classic Sid Vicious pose and screamed, “THEY ARE TOTALLY PUNK ROCK, AIMEE!”
So, apparently, if you follow the Fox News line of thinking, my friend’s son is going to die of a heroin overdose at age 22.
Later that evening, I asked Declan if he felt like painting his nails with me.
“Do you have black nail polish?”
“No, but I do have dark blue.”
“You gotta deal, Mom.”
Indeed we do, Declan.