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:
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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