JC Penney wants your kids to look like ‘Queer Eye’

JC Penney – yes, they still exist – is prominently displaying the outfits pictured below… in the children’s section. The photos don’t really communicate the scale (or the luscious pinstripes): These ensembles are tailored for three- and four-year-old boys. All Junior needs now is some product and a messenger bag!

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photo / Todd Ross Nienkerk Creative Commons licensed: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 
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photo / Todd Ross Nienkerk Creative Commons licensed: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 

(No, I’m not calling these outfits “gay.” I’m saying they’re “awfully reminiscent of the pastel, Urban-chic, vest-friendly couture hawked by the flamboyant hosts of a certain television series that irrationally gripped our nation’s collective attention from 2004–2005.”)

And while we’re reminiscing about those heady days of the mid-decade, I’d like to share my favorite Queer Eye quote, courtesy of Carson Kressley: “You know what I love about disposable razors? You can throw them away.” [Sweeps entire bag of plastic Bic razors into the trash, then pinches nose in feigned disgust.]

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Anonymous's picture

Not saying this discounts whatever point you are trying to make but it is Easter this Sunday, which is a time when parents really like to dress up their kids in pastel colors.

I’m sure if you looked back you would find young kids clothing in pastel colors long before Queer Eye (see the 80’s for more examples).

Anonymous's picture

Sounds like your looking for excuses to dress your boy up in pink!