JC Penney Under Fire ‘Cause Spokesperson Ellen Is A Lesbian
Members of conservative group One Million Moms (part of the American Family Association) have their claws out for openly gay talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and her new ambassador role with JC Penney.
Stating DeGeneres is not “neutral in the culture war” (whatever that means) the group is asking supporters to call their local J.C. Penney to complain about the hiring of DeGeneres. “Funny that JC Penney thinks hiring an open homosexual spokesperson will help their business when most of their customers are traditional families,” the group said in a released statement. “More sales will be lost than gained unless they replace their spokesperson quickly.”
The stores hired Ellen as part of their new “Fair & Square” campaign” and immediately supported her via a quick blast to new service Reuters: “jcpenney stands by its partnership with Ellen DeGeneres.”
GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) has launched a “Stand Up For Ellen” website urging fans to sign a petition and inform their Penney’s stores they made the right decision, a petition with over 35,000 signatures already.