One Million Moms Attack Ellen DeGeneres’s Harmless Christmas Ad
1:30 pm, December 6th | by Carmen Shardae Jobson
America’s favorite all-around happy-go-lucky gal Ellen DeGeneres is once again facing the wrath of One Million Moms, a religious and anti-LGBT group who is presently lobbying for JC Penney pull their Christmas ads starring the daytime talk show host.
OMM released a statement defending their stance:
“Since April, JC Penney’s 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.”
Fortunately, the response to OMM has been a nearly unanimous “Not this again” from just about everyone (including, The Raw Story notes, disdain from YouTube commenters, widely known as the least tolerant and most aggressively contrarian demographic on the planet). Many individuals have pointed out the biggest problem with the boycott: there is simply nothing “wrong” or offensive about the ad itself, other than that it features DeGeneres. We’ll let Ellen have the last word, which she did eloquently on her TV show the first time she was targeted by OMM:
“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…Here are the values that I stand for: 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”.
You can see the ad below: