Friday, August 5, 2022

Crayola Waxes Woke


Crayola, the iconic maker of kids crayons, has recently been accused of pushing a transgender agenda to small children… and is now facing a potential  boycott as a result.

The company, whose target market is children ages 2-10, recently shared images of a transgender model on its social media accounts. Crayola promoted Julian Gavino, A.K.A. “The Disabled Hippie,” on the crayon company's Facebook and Instagram pages to celebrate "Disability Pride Month."

The arts supply maker waxed woke in its posts, stating: “Julian Gavino (he/him) is a fashion model, writer, and activist who identifies as a transgender man. He was born with a progressive neurological condition. Julian is passionate about advocating for his respective communities. As someone who grew up not seeing anyone who looked like him in the media, Julian is determined to normalize disabled and trans bodies in the fashion world.”

It added that Gavino “stresses the importance of universal design — clothing everyone can wear. He has worked with brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Mac Cosmetics, and was Abercrombie’s first disabled/transgender model. Julian says he truly believes you can connect to your soul and others through creativity.”

In addition, Crayola posted three images of Gavino, including one where he is wearing a leopard-print jumpsuit-- and another with him clad in a lime green jacket, latex pants, high-heeled boots…and chain-link bra.       

I suspect Crayola will also soon announce the introduction of several new crayon colors in support of the ever-burgeoning LGBTQ community. Look for “Lesbian Lick” (pinkish-red), “Backdoor Brown,” and “Trans Lucent” (anything you want it to be) to be available by the beginning of September as kids go back to school.

Color me repulsed.


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