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:
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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