Apr 13, 2011 1:23 AM GMT
Pink Nail Polish Causes Panic
GQjock saidand Kansas would be glad to have you
Again latent homophobia rears its ugly head
because god forbid parents do ANYTHING that might Possibly
influence their children on being homosexual
Because as you know the worst thing you can have is .... a gay son - right?
True_Blue_Aussie saidIf any women did that to my son, it would be a fair consequence to bitch slap her all the way back to the other side of the yellow brick road to Kansas.
eddieross69 saidIf it had been a picture of a Mom playing with her daughter in the mud with trucks while wearing hard hats and tool belts, would this have even been an issue?
This kid is sharing a moment with his Mom, doing things his Mom does. He's not expressing his sexuality!
I am a staunch believer that you can't "turn someone gay". Either you're born gay, or you're not. I would hope that if a parent recognized their child is gay, that they assist the child in coming to turns with it in a healthy manner. Thank god my parents did this for me when I was a little tyke. I was spared the trauma (and for some) the shame of coming out. I had it easy and am grateful for that.
And the media is blowing this story so out of proportion. It's a friggin photo in a catalog.
CuriousJockAZ saidI've seen where Sherri Shepherd on "The View" is getting loads of criticism for stating that she would never paint her 5 year old son's toenails pink (or any color), nor would she let him wear her makeup. She's been blasted for this as a "bad mother" and a "bigot" which I find really ridiculous. Her point on "The View" was well made and not the least bit judgmental towards other mothers who may think that this is appropriate. She does not, and I happen to agree with her. Her point was that "A 5 year old boy doesn't need to be wearing toenail polish, or makeup". I don't see how that is so unreasonable, and I certainly don't think it makes her a bad mother or a bigot.