The activist group One Million Moms is once again asking JCPenney to get rid of Ellen DeGeneres as a spokesperson or for customers to boycott the store.
At the beginning of the year, the group asked the store to get rid of Ellen because she is gay and would put off the store’s customers because Ellen would give it an untraditional image.
Now the group is saying that they are offended by the new comercial that JCPenney has started airing that includes Ellen and three elves from Santa’s Workshop.
In the ad she meets the elves and asks them to make more toys because of a new contest by the company, she ends the ad by ‘accidentally’ making fun of their size, she says;
“I know this is no small feat.” She tries to correct her words and says, “Well, it’s a big deal,” but gives up ending with “Who wants a cookie?”
The group says that she is not funny and they are asking the ad to be removed and they ask again that Ellen not be the spokesperson.
On their webpage they issued a statement;
“Since April, JCPenney has not aired Ellen DeGeneres in one of their commercials until now, A new JCP ad features Ellen and three elves. JCP has made their choice to offend a huge majority of their customers again. Christians must now vote with their wallets. We have contacted JC Penney’s several times in the past with our concerns, and they will not listen.They have decided to ignore our complaints so we will avoid them at all costs.”
The group also tried to protest the company because of their Father’s Day ad that showed a same sex family with two dads in a commercial for the store.
The group does not seem to realize that the company will not get rid of Ellen because they want them too.
DeGeneres does not seem to let them get to her either, when they complained at the beginning of the year about her she issued a statement to her haters, click here to watch it and even joked about their site;
“For a group that calls themselves One Million Moms, they only have 40,000 members on their page. So, they are rounding to the nearest million, and I get that.”
Viewers of the commercial think that the One Million Moms Group is ridiculous and silly. Many comments support the company and Ellen;
Please don’t assume all Christians feel this way. They don’t. Bigotry runs both ways.
I’m a Christian and want to know what One Million Moms found so offensive about that commercial.
There is absolutely nothing offensive about this commercial. I can only assume the Million Bigoted Moms find it offensive any time Ellen Degeneres is on tv for any reason.
The group has now taken down the post about Ellen’s ad but it is obvious by looking at their site, that has issues with other shows that include any gay references or characters, that because of Ellen’s sexuality they have a problem with anything she does.
Maybe it is time for the One Million Moms to use their time and efforts on something that makes sense.
JCPenney says they have no intention on removing the ad.
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