April 2011

Nail Polish-Wearing Boy Sparks Big, Dumb, Unnecessary Controversy

So J. Crew—a company that I could pretty much take or leave, especially considering its very average score at Good Guide—recently ran an adorable ad featuring a mom (the company’s creative director) and her cute son with a mop of blond hair spending time together. The page was selling the company’s nail polish, and the mom was painting her son’s nails, remarking that it was a good thing that he liked the color. It was pretty cute, though I’d never buy nail polish containing formaldehyde and other icky stuff to use on my own child. Other than that, I, and many other people, had no issues with the ad.