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Ellen Fires Back at ‘Haters’ One Million Moms

Ellen Fires Back at ‘Haters’ One Million Moms

 

Ellen DeGeneres has hit back at conservative group One Million Moms for trying to get her fired, simply because she’s gay, from being a JC Penney spokesperson.

Responding during a segment for her day time talk show, Ellen said that she had thought the story would blow over but noted that One Million Moms, a group affiliated with the hate group the American Family Association, has escalated the call to have her fired and has continued to push a phone-in campaign.

Saying that her “haters are her motivators” Ellen uses the segment to pick apart One Million Moms’ Facebook post (which is a rehash of their original press release which we brought to you in our prior coverage here) and its rhetoric about how, because she is a lesbian, Ellen shouldn’t be a spokesperson for the company and that JC Penney stands to lose “millions” of conservative customers by “jumping” on the “pro-gay bandwagon.”

Of course, this being Ellen, she tackles the issue with her usual brand of lighthearted humor. Watch Ellen take a stand below:

Take Action: Sign the petition to thank JC Penney for supporting Ellen Degeneres.

Readers will have noticed that at the beginning of the segment Ellen also talks about the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision regarding Proposition 8. The 3 judge panel on Tuesday handed down a 2:1 decision to uphold a lower court’s ruling overturning Proposition 8. Supporters of Proposition 8 have announced they will appeal this decision to the Supreme Court.

 

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4:38AM PDT on Apr 14, 2014

Noted

7:17AM PDT on Apr 9, 2014

One Million Idiots?

3:13PM PDT on Apr 8, 2014

Thanks for the article.

3:01PM PDT on Apr 8, 2014

Too many people are too concerned about who other people sleep with. It is only their business when it's two consenting adults.

6:07AM PST on Dec 6, 2012

The Million Moms group sounds like the modern day witch hunt and hate group. It propably attracts alot of malcontents and ignorant boobs.

9:58PM PDT on May 1, 2012

I certainly hope there is a logical explanation for the flood of identical comments from Marcus H.

7:45PM PDT on May 1, 2012

Dear Ellen,

The Lucas County Youth Advisory Board, also known as “YAB”, which represents children in foster care and young adults who have aged out. The Board members and I are very excited to have the honor of representing this incredible group of kid and young adults who have much to teach and share with the world. The Lucas County “YAB” has just been recently established and is now recognized as an official “YAB” by the state of Ohio Board and its partners. Even though we are new to the game, that won’t stop us from making a huge bang to start the race of improvements in foster care this month, being that May Is “National Foster Care Awareness Month”. The “YAB” board and I can’t think of a better time to start, are fight against the high amount of faults in the foster care system. The main goal we will try to complete this month is the gain of resources, partners, sponsorship and volunteers, also to end the month with a fundraising event to fund one of our long-term goals of making sure that every foster child is given a suitcase and to help fund the board with its future events, goals and the cost of lobbying because we want to put it in stone that these kids are not to be treated as trash, so many people are trying to get these kids to see that just because they are in foster care does not mean that they are unloved, unwanted, inferior, not equal and not respected, which I think is the number one st

7:45PM PDT on May 1, 2012

Dear Ellen,

The Lucas County Youth Advisory Board, also known as “YAB”, which represents children in foster care and young adults who have aged out. The Board members and I are very excited to have the honor of representing this incredible group of kid and young adults who have much to teach and share with the world. The Lucas County “YAB” has just been recently established and is now recognized as an official “YAB” by the state of Ohio Board and its partners. Even though we are new to the game, that won’t stop us from making a huge bang to start the race of improvements in foster care this month, being that May Is “National Foster Care Awareness Month”. The “YAB” board and I can’t think of a better time to start, are fight against the high amount of faults in the foster care system. The main goal we will try to complete this month is the gain of resources, partners, sponsorship and volunteers, also to end the month with a fundraising event to fund one of our long-term goals of making sure that every foster child is given a suitcase and to help fund the board with its future events, goals and the cost of lobbying because we want to put it in stone that these kids are not to be treated as trash, so many people are trying to get these kids to see that just because they are in foster care does not mean that they are unloved, unwanted, inferior, not equal and not respected, which I think is the number one st

7:45PM PDT on May 1, 2012

Dear Ellen,

The Lucas County Youth Advisory Board, also known as “YAB”, which represents children in foster care and young adults who have aged out. The Board members and I are very excited to have the honor of representing this incredible group of kid and young adults who have much to teach and share with the world. The Lucas County “YAB” has just been recently established and is now recognized as an official “YAB” by the state of Ohio Board and its partners. Even though we are new to the game, that won’t stop us from making a huge bang to start the race of improvements in foster care this month, being that May Is “National Foster Care Awareness Month”. The “YAB” board and I can’t think of a better time to start, are fight against the high amount of faults in the foster care system. The main goal we will try to complete this month is the gain of resources, partners, sponsorship and volunteers, also to end the month with a fundraising event to fund one of our long-term goals of making sure that every foster child is given a suitcase and to help fund the board with its future events, goals and the cost of lobbying because we want to put it in stone that these kids are not to be treated as trash, so many people are trying to get these kids to see that just because they are in foster care does not mean that they are unloved, unwanted, inferior, not equal and not respected, which I think is the number one st

7:45PM PDT on May 1, 2012

Dear Ellen,

The Lucas County Youth Advisory Board, also known as “YAB”, which represents children in foster care and young adults who have aged out. The Board members and I are very excited to have the honor of representing this incredible group of kid and young adults who have much to teach and share with the world. The Lucas County “YAB” has just been recently established and is now recognized as an official “YAB” by the state of Ohio Board and its partners. Even though we are new to the game, that won’t stop us from making a huge bang to start the race of improvements in foster care this month, being that May Is “National Foster Care Awareness Month”. The “YAB” board and I can’t think of a better time to start, are fight against the high amount of faults in the foster care system. The main goal we will try to complete this month is the gain of resources, partners, sponsorship and volunteers, also to end the month with a fundraising event to fund one of our long-term goals of making sure that every foster child is given a suitcase and to help fund the board with its future events, goals and the cost of lobbying because we want to put it in stone that these kids are not to be treated as trash, so many people are trying to get these kids to see that just because they are in foster care does not mean that they are unloved, unwanted, inferior, not equal and not respected, which I think is the number one st

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