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Watch: Jon Stewart Mocks J. Crew Pink Toenails 'Controversy'


Genius segment from Jon Stewart last night on the wingnut outrage over the J Crew ad in which a mom is seen painting her son's toenails pink.

Jcrew "What I thought was just a pleasant sweet little mother-son bond-vertising, NBC, ABC, CNN, and FOX recognized as "Toe-mageddon 2011: This Little Piggy Went to Hell...[They] make it sound like it's a story about incest or cannibalism."

He also ripped those who said the pink toenails would turn a kid gay, or transgender: "If you take [kids] to a face-painting booth, it doesn't make them cats."


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  1. ...not that there's anything wrong with _being_ a cat.

    Posted by: r | Apr 14, 2011 1:07:17 PM

  2. Wow, Toemaggon is f'n insane. There's a boy in my son's school who likes to dress in girls clothes and fortunately his parents, the school, and at least so far, his classmates are fine with it.

    Can't wait 'til these troglodytes finally die off and let people be themselves and love their family members.

    Posted by: David R. | Apr 14, 2011 1:24:17 PM

  3. How come Jon didn't comment on Dr. Ablow's pink tie?

    Posted by: Danny | Apr 14, 2011 1:28:32 PM

  4. I wanna see Chuck weigh in on the side of the kid, now.

    Posted by: Sonneillon | Apr 14, 2011 1:34:12 PM

  5. @R: I agree. Some of my best friends are cats...

    Posted by: Chris | Apr 14, 2011 1:34:49 PM

  6. we have truly disintegrated as a society if this story is a hot button issue. Oh by the way, gas is going to be $5 a gallon and unemployment is still way up and the Republicans want to destroy Medicare but a 5 year old wearing pink nailpolish is the hot topic of the day. We should wipe this country clean with a tsunami!

    Posted by: Matt | Apr 14, 2011 2:05:25 PM

  7. This toe painting non-issue is viagra for conservatives' amygdalas. Watch as their fear centers just get bigger and bigger. Some of 'em already look like they've popped like a balloon.

    Posted by: woodroad34wo | Apr 14, 2011 2:11:00 PM

  8. I love a good Rum Tum Tugger reference.

    Posted by: grizabelle | Apr 14, 2011 2:15:31 PM

  9. I could n't help but wonder what the reaction would be to a father playing catch with his daughter ? Would the troglodytes of the right and their supporters at ABC, NBC, CBS and CNN gotten their shorts and panties all twisted up ina similar fashion ?
    I loved when Jon Stewart showed the shots of the professional wrestler with the paineted toenails and told him Ablow just called him a pussy.

    Posted by: jerry | Apr 14, 2011 2:36:46 PM

  10. BTW the Fox News "Doctor" is wearing a tie that

    Posted by: Hells Kitchen | Apr 14, 2011 3:58:23 PM

  11. I noticed that overly painting oneself like Sarah Palin or Michelle Bachman, doesn't necessarily turn one into a whore...Whoops! my bad...

    Posted by: woodroad34wo | Apr 14, 2011 5:06:10 PM

  12. Join the Pink Piggies campaign!

    Posted by: Mediorite | Apr 14, 2011 10:12:55 PM

  13. America is going down the toilet... and THIS is what the country is worried about???

    Posted by: james Brown | Apr 14, 2011 10:59:24 PM

  14. social conservatives need to focus on their own lame lives and stop projecting their uncomforts and fear onto everyone else

    Posted by: deanybeany | Apr 15, 2011 12:08:53 AM

  15. The best part was that this wasn't a "gay" story or even "transgender" (though that was mentioned more). It was just revealing idiocy, and not in a pandering way. Just a, "Aren't we better than this?" way?

    I still aver that J Crew was entirely aware of the predictable reaction. But if that's going to be a trend in advertising, I can think of worse.

    Posted by: Paul R | Apr 15, 2011 6:31:09 AM

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