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Latest Ellen DeGeneres ad causes another stir

One Million Moms registers disapproval over JC Penney Xmas commercial

By Kenny Herzog Dec 6, 2012 9:14AM
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This week's lesson in unexpected cultural protests: If nationally franchised department stores cast anyone but stridently heterosexual celebrity spokespeople, they'll apparently be in serious trouble with some conservative groups. Or at least that's what JC Penney's putting up with yet again, on account of its ongoing relationship with Ellen DeGeneres.
 

 

Shortly after Thanksgiving, the company debuted its latest holiday commercial starring the comedian and talk-show host. And if the harmless 30-second spot could be accused of any transgression, it'd be corny punchlines at the expense of helpless elves. But according to a recent website update (since seemingly removed) from One Million Moms (a group affiliated with conservative media watchdog American Family Association), "JCP has made their choice to offend a huge majority of their customers again," before decreeing, "Christians must now vote with their wallets."


 

There may be a a couple slight problems with this call to arms. Enacting the democratic privilege of petitioning corporations whose actions don't square with your values doesn't come down to a "vote." It's not a popular election. Moreover, if millions of stocking-stuffing matriarchs just say no to JCP, where will they purchase Cosby sweaters for the men in their lives? Worth considering, One Million Moms. Worth considering.

As for Ellen, she's unlikely to respond, given her eloquently eviscerating comments in the wake of OMM's prior upheaval back in February. But in case you, or they, missed it, this about sums the controversy up.

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Dec 7, 2012 2:55PM
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Ellen is a child of God. I am totally sure she has not or would she ever harm anyone by their watching her TV ad.  Why don't "they" look in their own backyards before condeming others?  I am certain "they" would make up perhaps only 1% of JCP sales.
Dec 7, 2012 2:54PM
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Well, I forgot one thing we say in our church.  God loves the sinner - He just hates the sin.   

Dec 7, 2012 2:42PM
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JCP should stick with Ellen.  These so called Christians should go fly a kite.  These Christians are not Christians and should read their bibles and learn about the way Jesus practiced Christianity.
Dec 7, 2012 2:41PM
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Well, the point is almost mute actually as JCP is almost bankrupt.  They won't be seeing any revenue from my family and most of my extended family.  I say, make sure you cash the checks Ellen. 
Dec 7, 2012 2:40PM
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Now the Moms are  picking on Ellen De Generes.


Who will be next?---Silly, JCP has every right to use Ellen as their spokesperson.  She is Kool!

 

Nothing is perfect in this world---maybe they had a moment away from the kids soccer game--

Dec 7, 2012 2:37PM
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Observation: why is it that when liberals have a problem with something a conservative says or does it becomes national news???    It works both ways I think things that offend liberals are not worth talking about either .  Personally I have no problem with this stuff  that is why there is a mute button and off button on the TV folks.
Dec 7, 2012 2:33PM
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Sounds to me 1 million moms is going the way of PETA. Any organization that are extremest will find something wrong if they want to. Well 1 million moms I'm offended!!! I hope you lose members by the million..........hahahah!!!
Dec 7, 2012 2:32PM
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Standing in a garage doesn't make you a car any more than standing in a church makes you a Christian...just saying...I love the ad. 
Dec 7, 2012 2:31PM
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I predict J C Penny's will be bankrupt in the year of 2013 bad bad business decisions have been made by board of directors , stock holders take hold of your company before its too late, like now. Turn back the clock J C Pennys it use to be a great store it's up now.

Dec 7, 2012 2:29PM
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Glad to see most folks agree this group seems to be screaming at a wall to get some attention. Granted, writing about them helps deliver that, but it also gets conversation going, which is good. Now, off to JC Penney....
Dec 7, 2012 2:24PM
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If only these so called Christians would act like Christians. What are you people thinking. You are not Christians at all! Please go back to the rock you crawaled out from under! Way to go JC Penny, I will definately shop there more often.
Dec 7, 2012 2:22PM
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Who cares JCP sucks anyway.  Nordstrom and Macy's all the way!
Dec 7, 2012 2:22PM
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Ya'll sound like Doprah Winfrey drones.
Dec 7, 2012 2:17PM
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Children don't know she's gay unless you tell them she is. As for older children, if you are so concerned about exposure to homosexuality, it's your job to make sure they are not exposed, not condemn others for your choice. How they are exposed to the issues comes from friends, school and family, if you can't control that, then you are just out of luck. The bigger deal you make of it, the more your children will want to know about it.
Dec 7, 2012 2:16PM
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Saying you are a christian doesn't make you a christian.  Only God know what is in our hearts.  I imagine a lof of "christians" are going to be in for a unpleasant surprise when they finally meet God and hear what he has to say about their lives.
Dec 7, 2012 2:12PM
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Perhaps those Mom's should boycott J.C. Penny and move their shopping power to WalMart?  I haven't shopped at J.C. Penny since my college days when I wasn't making very much money. 30 years have passed since my last visit to J.C. Penny,  but now I think I will start shopping there again. I am sure they have many items I would be interested in purchasing. Quality and price matters to me, not something these so called "Mom's" say is important. 
Dec 7, 2012 2:06PM
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What is wrong with all you people?  Ellen is the most upbeat person on TV and puts a smile on my face everytime I watch her show.  With all the negative, depressing shows on TV, she is refreshing!  If all the moms are concerned about their children, they should be boycotting the self serving, idiotic reality shows that are teaching our kids to have no morals or values.  Hooray for Ellen!!  We need more funny, loving, caring people like her, regardless of her sexual orientation.
Dec 7, 2012 2:05PM
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I am so very glad I worship a loving God -- not the one that hates this group or that group or another group. My God loves everyone because He created all people/things! I would absolutely hate to think that my God did not love someone because of who s/he chooses to love. The "Million Moms" must be so bitter and fearful -- I am not! I know I have a place with my God after I leave this Earth -- because, like a loving parent -- there is nothing, absolutely nothing that I could do to make my Heavenly Father stop loving me -- He may not like what I do but he will still love me no matter what. And, He will forgive me for whatever I do because, like I do with my children, He forgives me.
Dec 7, 2012 2:04PM
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I'm a conservative and I don't like Ellen,but there is nothing wrong with the ad.If the same ad ran with someone who wasn't gay nothing would be said.
Dec 7, 2012 2:04PM
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I am so tired of these goody goody organizations and people saying "I'm a Christian" big deal. Just because they're moms or a Christian doesn't make them better than anybody else. What would they do if one of them had a homosexual child? Lets be opened minded. I have gay friends and love them just the same and after many conversations with them, I've come to understand where they are coming from. They didn't wake up one day and say "I'm going to be gay." They felt it as young children. I feel sorry for evil minded people. Must be Republicans !!!

I volunteered with abused children for 3 years, and they were abused by a man and a woman !!!

 

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