See if you can figure out what's missing:
It's sweet. It's cuddly. It's... missing something, isn't it? Figure it out yet?
Okay, scroll down and take a look at my "annotated" version.
Girl + Boy, check.
Girl + Girl, check.
Girl + Girl + Girl, check.
Girl + Girl + Girl + Girl, check.
Boy + Boy ?
Unless you wanna count the far right "starred" spot of one guy's boot hovering in the air over another guy's butt - though they're so consumed with their respective gals they're certainly not acknowledging their proximity, such as it is.
I mean, really - not even two guys touching?
How freaked out are we as a culture about gay guys, that in this "hip" message of peace and joy and buy-our-sweaters-and-jeans, we can't even get 2 guys hugging?
Pretty freaked out.
I understand that lesbians are kind of the loophole in our culture's homophobia, because straight guys think that's hot, but to have all these pairings (and trios, and quad-couplings) and not include two guys...
I mean, what's the problem? Is the Gap really where all those homophobes shop? I've kinda liked the whole Gap Holiday campaign, the catchy TV musical and gymnastic moments, and now, noticing this, I'm so disappointed.
Sigh. The Gap can do better.
We can all do better.
What do you think? Am I over-reacting, or am I right about this?
Thanks to my guy for handing me this ad and saying "look at this - really look at it!"