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Ellen Responds to One Million Homophobes
Written by MyMelody   
Wednesday, 08 February 2012 21:23

Earlier this year JC Penny announced that it had chosen popular Television personality, Ellen DeGeneres, as their new spokesperson. What should have been a benign choice, she has a very family friendly image, has somehow managed to spark outrage. One Million Moms, a group of self described Christian conservatives, has protested this decision. Fortunately, in a show of solidarity with Ellen, JC Penny decided not to give into pressure and continue with their plans to use her as their spokesperson. One Million Moms is now threatening JC Penny with a boycott.


A representative of the group has issued the following statement.

By jumping on the pro-gay bandwagon, JC Penney is attempting to gain a new target market and in the process will lose customers with traditional values that have been faithful to them over all these years.

Ellen responded to the statement with a her own special brand of humor. (A Video of the response is featured below)

This organization doesn’t think that I should be the spokesperson because I’m gay. For those of you are just tuning in for the first time, it’s true. I’m gay. I hope you were sitting down.


Being gay or pro-gay isn’t a bandwagon. You don’t get a free ride anywhere. There’s no music. Occasionally, we’ll sing ‘We Are Family,’ but that’s about it.

Ellen has been getting a lot of support, even from very unlikely sources. When "Fox News contributer and One Million Moms supporter" Sandy Rios came on the O'Reilly Factor to back up the group, Bill O'Reilly condemned the organization's actions.

If you remember with the McCarthy era of the 1950s, they were trying to hunt down communist sympathizers and not let them work and put them on a blacklist… What is the difference between the McCarthy era communist blacklist in the ‘50s and the Million Moms saying, ‘Hey, J.C. Penney and all you other stores, don’t you hire any gay people. Don’t you dare.’ What is the difference?

It seems that this non-profit's actions have drastically backfired on them. Even the Million Moms Facebook page is saturated with negative feedback from folks who dislike their actions. The Page moderator(s) have gone so far as to claim that they are being persecuated by "Bigoted Minded Liberals."

Ellen ended her latest show with the following message to those who would discriminate against her and others like her.

I stand for honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way you want to be treated, and helping those in need. To me those are traditional values. That is what I stand for.


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0 #9 Alex H 2012-05-08 17:00
I think as a corporate move on JC Penny, Ellen was a very wise choice. Prejudice and legislation against gays is just a fad that is starting to slowly die out just like the Furby quickly died out in the 1990's-early 2000's. Choosing a spokesperson that publicaly favors the rights of all is a good long-term solution. Once this religion-motivated hatred against Homosexuals starts to fade some more, this won't be such a big issue anymore.
-4 #8 Abe Boheman 2012-04-30 03:21
Fuck JC Pennys.
+3 #7 Jenifer 2012-03-26 09:57
EQUALITY IS A RIGHT, NOT A PRIVILEGE! You haters need to take a good long look at yourselves. You must have some empty ass lives if you need to fill it with worrying about who strangers want to love. People are people. That's it. Everyone deserves rights and who the hell cares if JC Penny wants to hire a gay person. Really? Would all of you god people be bitching if she were black and not gay. Its stupid. I'm straight and you bigots make me embarrassed. And to the idiot who said homophobia doesn't exist... You are the biggest idiot of all. You should ask you "god" for some help with your hatred.
-3 #6 noway dude 2012-03-21 02:58
SO now you quote Fox news??
I miss the crazy gay Springer types..
Lets not forget Harvey milk liked having sex with under aged boys..but he did pass the doggie pooper scooper aw in the city Thanks Harvster.. but other than dog crap and young boys he was famous for playing hockey goalie stopping multiple shots in seconds...
-11 #5 noway dude 2012-03-21 02:50
There is NO such thing as homophobia
and Ellen is neither funny nor talented.
+1 #4 Kevin C Nelson 2012-02-25 10:43
Let them boycott a store they probably don't even use in the first place...screw their bully tactics...let them shop at homophobe friendly anti-worker rights Walmart.
0 #3 Ajax44 2012-02-14 05:23
Well, the good ting is that on FaceBook the million mom bigots only add up to 40'000.

Un-good on point of the "tipping point": A society should not think that if a business is "good with it" we all should be good with it. There are some Texas oil tycoons whom agree with the "million mom'ed" bigots.
All ought hope each individual should be free of delusion and see themselves as 'unaffected' by JC Penny's decision to hire a spokesperson regardless of how that salesperson was born.
+3 #2 Cassie 2012-02-13 09:27
Normally, Ellen is just "eh" to me. But put a suit on her and she be smokin'! Seriously though, I'm grateful to Ellen and all she has done to normalize homosexuality in the media (versus when I was growing up and the only gay faces we ever saw were nut jobs on Jerry Springer). She's amazing.
0 #1 SecularAdvocate 2012-02-09 17:32
Ah, doncha just love it when the tipping point arrives? JC Penney have obviously done their sums, and they figure there's more business is being decent to gay people than in discriminating against them.

Expect a swathe other corporate bean counters to follow suit.

And watch the scales tip exponentially the other way, now that the tipping point has been arrived at.

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