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Generally I think boycotts are stupid. I think they are doubly stupid when you call for a boycott for no reason.



Some group I never heard of wants to boycott JC Penney because they featured Ellen Degeneres in a completely inoffensive ad with some elves. Why?

Gay talk show host Ellen DeGeneres is, once again, the focus of a debate between J.C. Penney and the conservative media watchdog One Million Moms (OMM). The comedian appears in a comical Christmas commercial for the company, during which she interacts with Santa’s elves. Rather than instilling holiday cheer, OMM believes that DeGeneres’ presence in the clip, considering her sexuality, is offensive.
Her existence is offensive? She is not allowed to work anymore? There is nothing wrong with the commercial, so why boycott?

I am so tired of stupid people.

*subhead*Boycott this.*subhead*

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16 comments:

Julie said...

I know boycotts are controversial, but I do want to mention that JC Penny does feature ss couples in their Mother's and Father's Day adds. So I wouldn't avoid JC Penny because of Ellen, but the Mother's and Father's Day adds were what bothered me.

Sophia's Favorite said...

Personally I quite like Ellen DeGeneres, because she's the (yes, the) lesbian comedian who knows more than one joke.

Mary De Voe said...

This is no small feet (feat). James Cash Penney is rolling over in his grave. Fake husbands, fake wives and now fake friends.

Stephanie said...

Nothing offensive at all in that commercial. I embrace the teaching of the Church on marriage between one man and one woman. And I find Ellen very likeable. She is funny, witty, and light-hearted.

Lynda said...

I presume the group is complaining that a person who is publicly known for promoting homosexual relations, thereby corrupting public morals, ought not to be used to endorse one's products, because suggests that one has no problem with that person's public stance on homosexual relations. It's comparable to a public supporter of abortion being used to endorse a product. Presumably, the company has no problem with being associated with the public stance of the person they choose to advertise for them.

Terry Nelson said...

I agree Patrick! Thank you for posting this!

Margaret said...

Second Julie-- their print ads for Mother's and Father's Day included ss couples. Oddly enough, in the ads I saw, there were **NO** normal couples, i.e. collectively possessing the plumbing necessary to make one a mother or a father...

Ranting Catholic Mom said...

I don't shop ther because a few years ago they had an ad in which a Mother, checking her daughter's attire before school, pulled her low riding jeans lower, her midriff baring top up and down to increase skin shown above and below, and then said she was ready for school. Look, I know other stores have ads like that or worse, but I can only stay away from so many stores. I try to avoid ads all together!!!

Clare Hall said...

Patrick, I think you miss the point. First of all, I'm surprised you've never heard of One Million Moms. I think they may be an off shoot of Focus on the Family and the American Family Association. They are a good group of folks defending traditional marriage and family values in America. Second, Penneys bought into the whole gay lib theme earlier this year and featured ss couples at Mother's and Father's Day. For a store that for years kept in business catering to American families, this was a huge slap in the face. I refuse to give them my business anymore. Third: why does everything have to be so funny? Ellen DeGeneres may be funny, but she can also be crude and irreverent. Why should I, a Christian, support someone who stands for all I am opposed to? I stand with OMM and will continue my boycott of Penneys. Sears is just down the mall and has no offensive advertising.

Anonymous said...

Ellen pushes gay marriage on her show, and JC Penney pushes sexuality to kids as well as the gay lifestyle. Gay marriage damages children, and is designed to destroy the family unit! I support OMM for their support of traditional marriage, and boycott JC Penney and Target.

Anonymous said...

While I found the commercial cute and funny, I stopped going to JC Penneys months ago. The overt catering to alternative and immodest lifestyles turned me away. Penneys forgot their conservative Midwestern roots. They turned their backs on the core customers that built their business for decades. Penneys lost money during the last three quarters. Business is down, so it appears the boycott is having its intended effect. Catering to the gay community just may not be as profitable as keeping their base consumer.

Anonymous said...

Patrick, take your own advice and shut up...I too am tired of stupid people like you...

Anonymous said...

I agree with my co-anonymous commenter.

Anonymous said...

I don't really think of myself as "boycotting" JC Penny, but I haven't bothered to shop there for quite some time due to their active support of positions contrary to mine. However, I'm sure (I live in Northampton, MA) I must shop at other stores that are either owned by homosexuals or are "allies", but I try to avoid those that are "in my face" about it.

Sophia's Favorite said...

@ the two nameless Master Brains before the most recent, learn to sign a name before you call other people stupid.

Who's reading you this blog? Are you commenting by dictation?

Rocket Scientist said...

I was surprised that you would consider boycotts to be stupid. As we taught our 6 children as they were growing up, money is power, and when you purchase something, you are voting for the companies involved in manufacturing and advertising it. Since most corporations are in business for the money and for what the money can do, they pay attention when profits drop. Sometimes just a word in their ear helps. Companies advertisements are not always intended to offend deliberately, and the companies involved should always be given the chance to apologize and remove the offensive ads, just as we would like to be given the chance to apologize if we unintentionally offend someone. The advertising culture is definitely non-christian in outlook, so it's good for them to understand that, hey, we are a large block of buying power.

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