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J. Crew Mom Who Painted 5-Year-Old Son's Toenails Pink to Divorce & More Controversy

By Sunny Chanel |

Jenna Lyons and Her Son

If rumors are true, then this may just add fuel to a very conservative fire. The New York Post is reporting that J.crew president and creative director Jenna Lyons and her artist husband, Vincent Mazeau, are in the midst of a messy divorce and now… things may have gotten far more complicated. The new rumor is that Lyons has moved in with her lesbian lover.  That may not be that big of a deal for other couples, but it becomes more controversial when it involves Jenna Lyons.  Why?

You may not be up on your clothing company head honchos, but you’ll probably remember Jenna Lyons as being in the middle of the media firestorm that ignited after an image of Lyons painting the nails of her 5-year-old son (in hot pink no less)  in an ad for J. Crew.

There were wild accusations thrown about regarding what kind of message this sends not just her own son, but all of America’s children – the toying with gender politics, accusations of promoting a transgender lifestyle and that this simple act of a pink pedicure will “turn him gay.” The defense was simple, she was merely enjoying some quality –albeit colorful–  time with her son.

But with news that Lyons and Mazeua’s “traditional household”  image of a wife, husband and son has been shattered and been replaced with a more unconventional family unit – a pink nail polishing one at that – will surely have a slew of far right media watchers adding more fuel to their misguided fire.

Do you think the far right will have a field day with this new “news”?

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0 thoughts on “J. Crew Mom Who Painted 5-Year-Old Son's Toenails Pink to Divorce & More Controversy

  1. Holly says:

    What the flying eff does her sex life or choice of partner have to do with her son’s toenails?!?! Nail polish does not make you gay. A gay mom does not make you gay. A gay dad does not make you gay. Good thoughts to all that they can get through this divorce with a happy and secure child.

  2. bob says:

    Do you think the far right will have a field day with this new “news”?
    Why wait? You can start your own right here.

  3. Linda, t.o.o. says:

    This made up “controversy” was dumb the first time, and it’s even more dumb the second time. Anyone who could have a “field day” with this needs a big helping of STFU.

  4. michelle says:

    Jenna has a lot to answer for, but not for what you think. Check out those ugly, overpriced $88 onesies in J. Crew’s new Crewcuts for babies collection.

  5. Voice of Reason says:

    This is shocking. Now she’s going to turn her son into a lesbian!

  6. Mistress_Scorpio says:

    VoR, LOL’d.

  7. Mistress_Scorpio says:

    Meant to say *I* LOL’d.

  8. Anon, the original one says:

    Michelle, LOL’d. (Well not really OL, but yours was the “winning” comment.)

  9. eko says:

    I remember 10 (!) years ago when friends (and me) began to blog and we most certainly promised not to involve our children in our *headlines* — and even NOT write about them at a certain point, as it was an encrouchment on their privacy. I think this J. Crew exec. has a responsibility to her son/family first and foremost. Left or right wing — it was NOT an appropriate picture for her to ADVERTISE to the world. Get a grip people — when did our selfish – wants/needs, ideas – take precedence over what our children need! ? And babble — this *slant* about right wingers does NOT make me wish to read you…nor recommend you.

  10. K. C. says:

    I don’t care what she does to her son’s piggy toes, if she’s in the middle of a divorce, if she’s a lesbian, or if she bathes in chocolate syrup every night.

  11. Sanriobaby =^.^= says:

    I completely agree w/Holly, how she choses to dress her son has nothing to do w/her own sexuality. Being a gay parent does not mean you are going to raise a homosexual child!

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