November 18, 2018

Celine Dion is a super-hero who bestows gender privacy on babies... with her new fashion line.

This weird commercial is worth watching — if only for the expression of philosophy:



Gender privacy for babies... and older kids... with stuff like this:



ADDED: At the shopping site, called CELINUNUNU, the brand explains itself in the kind of prose I've seen too often on wall cards at art museums:

CELINUNUNU liberates children from the traditional roles of boy/girl, and enables younger people to grow on values of equality with the freedom to strengthen their own power of personality based on mutual respect.

The brand flows on the axis between the values of education and empowering dialog. We believe that an educational experience is possible through children’s clothes, because fashion builds concepts deep within our minds and changes thought patterns. It can create equality, and grow the emotional intelligence that drives the practice of responsibility, freedom and flexibility of thought....

The dialogue between clothes and creativity/art amplifies the discussion about a humanistic education, which is gender-free, strengthens the power of personality, and gives the spirit space to grow. This is the education that fashion can instill, based on the concept of equality and respect for mankind.

CELINUNUNU empowers these forces of creativity and imagination, inspiring the freedom of the spirit and an empowering dialog for all.

Because everything is possible, equally.

96 comments:

rhhardin said...

The fashion line biz is for women.

J. Farmer said...

A solution in search of a problem.

Curious George said...

Insane.

Fernandistein said...

Make your dogs wear shorts, garner gender privacy.

surfed said...

Where's my little 1957 Davy Crockett outfit?

n.n said...

Men and women are equal in rights and complementary in Nature. Don't avoid. Reconcile.

Andrew said...

A skull shirt for a kid? That's nice and wholesome.

Mike Sylwester said...

Celine Dion Transgender

Celine Dion Castrato Trans

Celine Dion Illuminati Tranny Exposed

n.n said...
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David Begley said...

I watched the commercial. That’s totally fucked up. I hope her clothing line goes bust.

n.n said...

So, what mental and physical attributes of gender: masculine and feminine, are established in Nature, and negotiable in society? And what cause(s) is there to normalize the correlation between sex and gender, male and masculine, female and feminine, respectively?

Andrew said...

The Titanic song ("My Heart Will Go On") would sound much better if it were sung by a male baritone.

MikeR said...

CELINUNUNU, an offshoot of CTHULHU

tcrosse said...

A common insult when I was a kid was "Your Mom dresses you funny"

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Looks like the kids were forced to go shopping at the Salvation Army bargain bin and grabbed the first things they could find.

Sad, dispirited, baggy, rumpled, mismatched. Sure to be made fun of when they go to school. (except for the death head t shirt....that is cool)

No wonder they look so depressed.

David Begley said...

Skull patch sweatshirt $65.00. Cost maybe $5. Gross profit $60.

Is she rich enough already? Didn’t Obama say something like that once?

RNB said...

"Fashion is important because it gives people ideas about interesting things to do with their hair!" -- from 'Zoolander'

EDH said...

It had been Rene's job to keep these ideas and the people behind them away.

I wonder who is Celine's MUGATU?

Let me show you Derelicte. It is a fashion, a way of life inspired by the very homeless, the vagrants, the crack whores that make this wonderful city so unique. And I want you, Derek, to be the face... the image... nay, the spirit of Derelicte!

It'll be your glorious comeback!

Professional lady said...

DBQ - that was my first thought - those kids look depressed. Where is the joy and curiosity of childhood? Why would you want kids to look and act like depressed adults?

Breezy said...

This is evil. It will lead to more gender confusion and mutilation surgeries among the young. There is nothing wrong with being your authentic self in blue or pink.

Known Unknown said...

Ha. She uses the old "do you know how I am?" bit to the cops. Watched 7 seconds. "Our children are not really our children." Please.

JPS said...

"empowering dialog"

Sounds awful.

Also, it's dialogue, damn it.

Yancey Ward said...

The mental health treatment business is a growing one in the future.

Henry said...

We believe that an educational experience is possible through children’s clothes, because fashion builds concepts deep within our minds and changes thought patterns.

Skinny jeans created punk rock. Everyone knows that.

Known Unknown said...

"who I am"

Blogger sucks.

William said...

Designer swaddling clothes. How did the Kardashians miss out on that sure fire bet?............I don't envy the kid who wears those pants to his seventh grade homeroom on Monday morning. Clothes like that trigger the worst impulses in bullies. Bullies, for their part, need a safe space where they can pursue their studies without being set upon by fashion forward trend setters.

Mid-Life Lawyer said...

You might consider tagging this "gender identification disorder," as well.

Henry said...

I'll be honest -- the actual styles are bold and fun. Not going to pay $46 for a onesie, though.

The non-gendered world is black, white, and yellow, apparently. What does black, white, and yellow make you think?

tcrosse said...

So, why does Celine dress like a girl?

Lucid-Ideas said...

"The future is female"

=

"The future is fucked up"

chuck said...

Very creative... WTF?

cf said...

Given her intentions, i find the line successful, and good for Celine.

In the context of ALL the colorful clothes that are in modern children's hampers, this palette is a neutral counterweight, black/white/grey and a bit of soft yellow. Cool!

On the other hand, given her intentions, I found the rethinking of skirts and dresses poorly explored, and only grrls were modeling them. Real possibilities fir breakthroughs there. Maybe next season!

Laslo Spatula said...

On the other hand, this line of children's clothing could confuse pedophiles in their selection process, so that is good.

I am Laslo.

Art in LA said...

@Laslo - ha!

That one kid is already a New Order fan! Cool.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

DBQ - it's the Salvation Army look with the celebrity price tag.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

black white gray death themes. No . thank. you.

Lewis Wetzel said...

Celine Dion sneaks into a maternity ward, and changes the male and female children of other people -- people she does not even know -- into gray, genderless creatures.
Bourgeois parents tend to minimize the gender characteristics of their children, working class parents tend to maximize the gender characteristics of their children. Nothing new here.

gilbar said...

is the purpose of 'her' commercial to remind us that The Rich don't think they're bound by law?
is the purpose of 'her' commercial to remind us that she is Really Old now?
is the purpose of 'her' commercial to remind us that she NEVER was very good looking?

Mission Accomplished!

Jack Wayne said...

Chicken or egg: is this upstream or downstream of No Child Left Behind?

gilbar said...

as is usual, Laslo wins the thread!
But, would have won it more better with the Girl with a Ponytail on a Treadmill

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

This is simply ridiculous.

chickenlittle said...

Q: "What does black, white, and yellow make you think?"

Milk, milk, lemonade, 'round the corner fudge is made.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

"CELINUNUNU unites two forces by one voice: fashion has the power to shape people’s
minds.
"


The power to make parents feel like they need to dress their kids in rap/hip-hop/prison garb.


Here's a counter to that. Consumerism kills brain cells. *Yes - it's 9-11 conspirator Sandy-Hook conspiracy lunatic Alex Jones.*

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

"Do you know who I am?"

John Kerry in a wig?

Now -that was just mean.

Celine is vastly wealthy. "At some point you've made enough money." Will the proceeds from this fashion venture go to build better prisons?

The Cracker Emcee Rampant said...

Monetize the zeitgeist. At every opportunity. There’s not an inch of daylight between her and some schlub selling Dump Trump t-shirts at a flea market.

walter said...

With the current constellation having grown to LGBTQIA, the alphabet shirt and dress are future-proof.
Boy in the $290 leather jacket seems to be harboring toxic masculinity.

JPS said...

"With the current constellation having grown to LGBTQIA,"

Whoa, are you behind the times....

Howard said...

I love the smell of triggered deplorables in the morning... you know that anxiety perspiration smell... it smells like Victory

Ken B said...

so it's official then, this whole “gender” shit storm is about fashion. Gender means fashion.

walter said...

Really? Not that I'm surprised. I'm so stuck in 2017

walter said...

Change your T-shirt, Howard.

Linda said...

I do think there is something to be said for "just clothes" - I think Duluth Trading advertises their kids clothing as just that . . . kids clothing. No boy or girl designation.

I have two sons - when they were young I dressed them in standard stuff. I always tried to stay away for overly boy stuff and often bought very colorful non sex specific clothes from a local shop, still on Monroe St _ called Wild Child. I was happy that I didn't have to worry about overly girly outfits. The idea of dressing a 1 or 2 year old in a tulle dress or princess outfit just does not appeal to me.

JML said...

Fernandistein said...
Make your dogs wear shorts, garner gender privacy.

But not cargo shorts.

Lewis Wetzel said...

There is a myth that a prepubescent child has no gender. Belief in this myth seems to increase with education level, e.g. it is a learned thing that contradicts experience.
It comes from the same place as the Gnostic belief in a pure spirit housed in a corrupt body.

Ron Winkleheimer said...

This is what happens when you're surrounded by sycophants.

Also:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgOIEGz7o_s

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Sebastian said...

Dion is a genius: making money off other people's insanity.

Molly said...

My new fashion line intends to free children and adults from the arbitrary notions of identity imposed on them by their parents, and by the patriarchy and the capitalist system. A person who self identifies as Napoleon Bonaparte simply buys the appropriate outfit from my fashion line and then is able to dress as Napoleon. Parents, family members, teachers,etc, are well advised to sublimate their desire to impose an artificial and arbitrary identity (through such innocent seeming comments such as, "No honey, your name is Ann Althouse, not Napoleon Bonaparte") threaten to cause deep psychological damage to these children. Also available, fashion outfits for those who self identify as Jesus, Johan Sebastian Bach, Teddy Roosevelt, Rasputin, Queen Victoria, and Nelson Mandela.

ALP said...

Looks like Celine is trying to 'out-stupid' Gwyneth Paltrow and her Goop line. I'd give still give the win to Goop for vaginal steaming.

ALP said...

And the 'vacant model look' on those kids make them appear even creepier and more bratty than the normal.

Ralph L said...

Molly, I need a Cleopatra outfit, please.

Ann Althouse said...

Q: What's black and white and yellow all over?

A. A newspaper!

Unknown said...

How will we be able to tell the little girl whores from the little boys if they're not wearing mini skirts cut to the crotch in the classroom, right ann?


How many little girls like ann learned early the power of pussy by wearing the outfits that got her old men teachers all hot and bothered?

Why should little girls like her have to compete with pretty boys, like the son Chrissie she raised as a single mGirly girl power because pussy is life!

Unknown said...

What is black and white and yellow all over?


A biracial enjoying a golden shower.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Surfed asked Where's my little 1957 Davy Crockett outfit?

I gotcha Davy Crockett right here!! Gender Neutral before it was even a thing.

Also proto RV lifestyle. This is the trailer we lived in for about 8 years and traveled very much for parents work.

Ironclad said...

Do the pants have a zipper in the front? Or do you have to shed them to go to the bathroom? That might be a dead giveaway you know? Or are they training men to be the good German sit and go types?

Leslie Graves said...

When I was in elementary school in the 60s, in a rural Wisconsin school district, for several years there was a "blue jeans" club. The only requirement for being in the club was wearing blue jeans and a white shirt to school, which many of us proceeded to do for a long time -- boys and girls. That was also during the era of pixie haircuts for girls. Plus ca change.

I think our farm mothers liked the pixie cuts because they required virtually no care.

Mike Bunge said...

Does anyone remember what followed the spate of gender-bending in the 1980s, epitomized by Boy George? It was heterosexual porn becoming so mainstreamed in the 1990s that porn stars hosted TV shows on E!

Mike

walter said...

From the book The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image:
Of all the sacred cows allowed to roam unimpeded in our culture, few are as revered as literacy. Its benefits have been so incontestable that in the five millennia since the advent of the written word numerous poets and writers have extolled its virtues. Few paused to consider its costs. . . . One pernicious effect of literacy has gone largely unnoticed: writing subliminally fosters a patriarchal outlook. Writing of any kind, but especially its alphabetic form, diminishes feminine values and with them, women’s power in the culture. […]
Literacy has promoted the subjugation of women by men throughout all but the very recent history of the West. Misogyny and patriarchy rise and fall with the fortunes of the alphabetic written word.

JAORE said...

Hideous stick figure can not out run portly mall cop, tackled and arrested. Claimed defense is she is singer who had a hit song decades earlier.

Oh yeah, apparently designs awful kids clothing with a transgender hook.

I suspect the clothing will fare as well as the ship.

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Bill Peschel said...

Celine is justifying abandoning her children for her singing career.

"But, dear, I'm only a fraction of your life! Mommy's got a 30-city tour coming up. The nanny, what's-her-name, will take care of you.

"Oh, and you don't get to choose your clothing. Mommy's fashion adviser will do that for you. And no wire hangers!"

But this was not her first stab at inappropriate contact with children. Remember her picture book with Anne Geddes where she was holding bagged babies?

Unknown said...

Why do you old people care how others dress their kids? Put yours in skirts and bowties if you think they need reminding of their pussies and penises so they remember what that are.

And shame on the daddies making fun of how kids look.

Don't you have a garage to clean or a sammich to make, boomer Boy's and girls?

walter said...

Gee Unknown,
Why do you care what "old people" think?

walter said...

Especially since it's largely "young people" reflexively pathologizing so much of society.

michaele said...

Celine looks so much like Ann Coulter. I wonder if either one of them is aware of the resemblance.

Leora said...

I thought running shorts or jeans with a t shirt was gender neutral clothing for children.

Clyde said...

That's the kind of ugly clothing that's guaranteed to get a kid bullied, whether he's a boy, she's a girl or it prefers not to say.

D 2 said...

I presume this is a Universal Truth that is not limited to Omaha and Trois Rivieres. That all humanity needs to get with the program of not telling kids their gender, simply because they seem to have certain biological aspects.
So ....... given that the future is not going to be found in a few upscale kid clothing boutiques in Brooklyn, but is rather, demographically speaking, in Pakistan or the Congo, maybe Celine - if she Truly Believes - can focus energy on actions that will change the traditional cultural norms for those communities where there are actual large numbers of children. I mean. what's 1 kid in Brooklyn, when you got 1,000 kids in Karachi?

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

"Clothes make the man....a woman!" --W. Shakethpeare

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

must be from her "Bacha Bazi" Collection

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Our consumer/ consumption based life is gross. None of this crap is necessary and it only encourages more personal debt.

Howard said...

Blogger Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Our consumer/ consumption based life is gross. None of this crap is necessary and it only encourages more personal debt.


100%.

ALP said...

Dickin'Bimbos:

If you only knew how much software engineering knowledge is thrown at the "problem" of "how to get us to buy even more stuff".

Bunkypotatohead said...

Heroin chic for preteens.
CELINONONO

tcrosse said...

Maybe Celine was inspired by Cher, whose daughter is now her son.

Chris White said...

https://vigilantcitizen.com/latestnews/something-is-terribly-wrong-with-celine-dions-genderless-clothing-line/

Somebody is trying to make us all go insane. Literally.
Does it go back to The Frankfutt School?

FleetUSA said...

CD clip is almost biblical.

Freeman Hunt said...

Why not dress little children up like disillusioned hipsters. "For the kid who just can't even."

Freeman Hunt said...

I've been wearing t-shirts and jeans for my entire life. Are these clothes for people who haven't heard of t-shirts and jeans?

Bunkypotatohead said...

Where are the MAGA hats?

JMW Turner said...

It's always fascinating when a "celebrity" exposes their insanity to the world. BTW, Coulter-as-if in this clip, normally not blond.

stlcdr said...

I’m sure we will have a bunch of screwed up people blaming and sueing (?j, their parents for the screwed up life they have. With this kind of crap, it would be hard to argue they don’t have a point.

Martin said...

This strikes me as utterly insane with a touch of evil, but, sadly, I am sure it has all been focus-grouped and tested and millions of people will react positively.

Some strange person breaks into the newborn nursery where my child (or in my case, grandchild) lies, and starts throwing crap all over the babies, I damn well want them terminated with extreme prejudice.

Doubly so if they play the celebrity card.

I suppose this commercial makes sense and appeals to actual celebrities and our overlords who don't have to worry about things like hospitals because for them it is all private and bespoke, but that just drives home the gap between them and the rest of us, and what they really think of us.

PM said...

That's a pretty good second-draft manifesto. The first draft just said: Buy it, asshole.

D 2 said...

Martin: your comment prompted a recollection of the famous AGW ad campaign "no pressure" which was quickly memory holed. Blowing up a kid for an act of non conformity, as determined by the enlightened teacher, apparently didn't play as well as was originally thought.

The weird thing is that these things aren't just made up on a late Friday afternoon whimsy. There's so many people involved, you do wonder how it gets through so many people without someone saying hmmmmmmmmm

Andy Krause said...

The clothing line is beyond creepy.
https://coercioncode.com/2018/11/17/celine-dions-creepy-new-genderless-clothing-line/