… which is something I did not imagine I would be typing this morning when I got out of bed….
Yes, the Grammy-winning icon has launched a stereotype-busting gender-neutral children’s clothing line called CELINUNUNU which she hopes will “encourage a dialogue of equality and possibility.” In the accompanying video, she enters the maternity ward of a hospital, blows a handful of confetti over a group of infants dressed in traditional pink and blue swaddling, then – poof! – their outfits are replaced by black and white, non-gender-specific looks. She’s then chased and tackled by security guards who haul her off to jail, all the while shouting “But I’m Céline Dion!”
“We miss the past. They dream of tomorrow,” Dion says in the below clip. “We may thrust them forward into the future, but the course will always be theirs to choose.”
Truly, we are living in the weirdest timeline.
The CELINUNUNU collection features more than 70 stereotype-free styles for kids aged 0 to 14 years and was created with the children’s boutique brand NUNUNU, which specializes in unisex designs.
“I’ve always loved NUNUNU and what they represent,” Dion wrote on Twitter Tuesday. “Partnering with [founders Iris Adler and Tali Milchberg] to encourage a dialogue of equality and possibility makes so much sense.”
In a Wednesday interview with HLN’s “Morning Express with Robin Meade,” Dion said she’s tried to stay away from gender stereotypes when raising her 8-year-old twins, Eddy and Nelson, and 17-year-old son, René-Charles.
(Top photo: Avalon Red)