December 10, 2012 05:42 AM by Donna W. Martin
Recently we learned that former American Idol judge; Ellen DeGeneres appeared with some elves in a JCPenney Christmas ad. And because Ellen is a lesbian, the ad was not well received by conservative Christian group, One Million Moms who launched a protest against the ad asking JCP to take it down. But now, One Million Moms say they’re moving on. Keep reading to get all the details.
According to The Christian Post, One Million Moms director, Monica Cole issued a statement saying, “We’re not taking action, we’re moving on. We’ve already contacted the company,” Cole explained, who went on to say that One Million Moms does not have any problems with the content of the JCPenney ad, they had a problem with the fact that Ellen DeGeneres appeared in the ad.
Cole goes on to say their call to action in protesting the JCP ad was not “an attack on any one person or company,” but rather “the agenda behind it.” She explained, “With JCPenney viewed as a family store, many have found its embrace of a non-traditional family lifestyle offensive,” and noted that JCP had run other controversial ad campaigns such as their Father’s Day ad that featured two gay men.
DeGeneres and JCPenney are not the only ones who have been targeted by One Million Moms. They have also protested Urban Outfitters, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, and Jennifer Lopez.
We’d like to know what you think. Were you offended by Ellen’s JCP Christmas commercial? Do you think One Million Moms were right to respond to the JCP Ellen Christmas ad the way they did? Or do think they are over-reacting? We know you have an opinion and we’d love to hear it, so post a comment below and tell us all about it.
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