Ellen Responds to 'One Million Moms' Hate Campaign (Video)

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Ellen gained support from a very unlikely source.

It looks like the ‘One Million Moms’ hate campaign against Ellen DeGeneres has done nothing but strengthen the partnership between JCPenney and the hilarious spokeswoman. The anti-gay campaign began when a group called called for JCPenney to fire Ellen as their spokesperson simply because she’s gay.

It all started when on their website, the group stated: “Funny that JCPenney thinks hiring an open homosexual spokesperson will help their business when most of its customers are traditional families. DeGeneres is not a true representation of the type of families that shop at their store. The majority of JCPenney shoppers will be offended and choose to no longer shop there.”

DeGeneres spoke out on her show on Wednesday and in typical Ellen fashion, used humor to convey her points, “Normally I try not to pay attention to my haters, but this time I’d like to talk about it ’cause my haters are motivators.” Addressing the group who said that people will be jumping on the “pro-gay bandwagon,” Ellen said, “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.”

She thanked JCPenney for standing up for her and all the viewers who sent messages of support, even very unlikely characters including (believe it or not) Bill O’Reilly. On his show he defended Ellen, calling it a witch hunt and said, “What is the difference between the McCarthy era of the ’50s and the Million Moms saying, ‘Hey, JCPenney and all you other stores, don’t you hire any gay people. Don’t you dare.’ What is the difference?”

Ellen ended her monologue like she always does but prefaced this dance with her stand on family values: “I stand for honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people they way you want to be treated and helping those in need. To me, those are traditional values.”

“Oh — also I believe in dance.”

See the video here:


Image: Courtesy of Warner Bros.

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