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Ellen DeGeneres Smacks Down Homophobic Organization In the Friendliest, Nicest Possible Way [Video]

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.

(via Pajiba)

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  • Willow

    Love that Million Moms apparently has about 40K members so they’re really bad at math.

  • Anonymous

    The video is already down. =(

  • Anonymous

    Here’s another link to the video, from The Ellen Show’s channel:

  • Anonymous

    “My haters are my motivators.” Love that!

  • artemisia

    Aw… it’s no longer available…

  • Anonymous
  • Jamie Frevele

    I’ve replaced the old video with the one you provided. Thanks so much for letting us know about it!

  • Kate Falanga

    I want to start a group “1 Billion reasonable people for things like science and being nice to all kinds of people (1BRP4TLS&BN2AKOP)”. Who’s in?

  • Maxwell LaChance

    Their facebook page has mysteriously vanished off of Facebook oO.  

  • Anonymous

    Bless her!  Good for her for always being willing to be the bigger person, that’s why I love her so much.

    BTW I loved Ben and Jerry’s Schweddy Balls, and I think anyone who would protest it has never had a nice big helping of Schweddy Balls, if they did I’m sure they’d change their mind.  In fact, my mouth is watering just thinking about Schweddy Balls.

  • Anonymous

    Even Ellen admits that they probably just rounded up to the nearest million.  She considers that reasonable.  :-)

  • Anna B

    I know. I’m not going to lie. I was looking for them to give them a piece of my mind, but I’m guessing the One Million Rational Minded Human Beings went crazy on them.

  • Joshua Thibodaux

    There goes any business I’d have given to JC Penny….

  • Atriphene Xe Greene

    That’s okay Joshua Thibodaux, The rest of the world can function with one less caveman. Personally, I’d rather shop at JCPenney now because they are keeping up with the times.

  • Carmen Sandiego

    Are they really gone from Facebook?

  • Carmen Sandiego

    I actually haven’t shopped there in a while and since hearing about them choosing and then standing behind Ellen as their spokesperson I’m going to start going there again.

  • Anna B

    I think so. I went straight to the One Million Moms website and clicked on their Facebook link from there, but it didn’t lead me to a page, and a search of their page on Facebook led me nowhere. 

    Clearly, I was on the warpath.

  • Nia S.

    They protested  ice cream too? Those evil monsters.

  • Nia S.

    But if you round 40k to a million its still 0 million moms.