We’re willing to bet that when Ellen DeGeneres found out that a conservative group of pearl-clutching biddies known as One Million Moms (which is probably not made up of one million people, let alone moms) was asking J.C. Penney to fire the comedian as their new spokesperson because she’s a lesbian (zounds!), she was less than chipper. However, if there is something that DeGeneres is better at than most people, it’s taking the high road. Not only did she steer clear of insulting the group (a group that protests, among lesbians, ice cream), but she found the silver lining and put the spotlight on the positive results of this minor debacle. Like the numerous comments supporting her, and J.C. Penney standing by their new spokesperson, mentioning that DeGeneres is “one of the most fun and vibrant people in entertainment today, with great warmth and a down-to-earth attitude.”
That’s probably more than you could say for the One Million Moms. Also worth mentioning: J.C. Penney is trying to become cool — and it might be working.