Another Bigoted Boycott

Remember One Million Moms, the group that demanded a boycott of JC Penney’s because they hired Ellen Degeneres as a celebrity endorser? Well Penney’s has a Christmas ad out with her in it and those million couple hundred moms are back at it again:

“Since April, JC Penney’s has not aired Ellen DeGeneres in one of their commercials until now. A new JCP ad features Ellen and three elves,” the perpetually-offended-by-something group said. “JCP has made their choice to offend a huge majority of their customers again. Christians must now vote with their wallets.”

The ad in question features DeGeneres in what looks like a North Pole diner, meeting with several of Santa’s elves to plead with them to increase toy production for an upcoming JC Penney’s promotional giveaway.

OMG! She’s going to be giving away lesbian toys! The kids will be corrupted! I find it hilarious that these bigots think that most people give a damn about Ellen being gay. She’s one of the most popular figures in the country, for crying out loud. And this will do as much damage as their last boycott, which was none at all.

And remember, boycotts are wrong because they’re “economic warfare against their political enemies” and conservatives “don’t have anything like that.” The American Family Association says so.


  1. Amphiox says

    Didn’t JC Penney’s sales go UP after the last boycott?

    Maybe JC Penney paid off the OMMs to get them to protest again!

  2. dingojack says

    Maybe their next ad could feature Ellen pleading with CUM (Couple of Uptight Moms) to boycott JC Penney in order to boost their sales.
    How about it JC?
    :) Dingo

  3. gratch says

    Did they call off the first boycott? Or is this a new “double-boycott”? Are they just hoping that if they don’t mention the first boycott no one will remember it didn’t work?

  4. Brain Hertz says

    JCP has made their choice to offend a huge majority of their customers again.

    Yes, because a huge majority of Americans are offended by the existence of a gay person who doesn’t even have the simple decency to remain in the closet, and still expects to be treated like anybody else. [rolls eyes]

    Dear God, what the fuck is wrong with these people?

  5. thebookofdave says

    Nothing gets results like performing the same action and expecting different results. Except prayer. I can hardly wait for JC Penney to run a few ads for their Valentine’s Day sale!

  6. matty1 says

    Nothing gets results like performing the same action and expecting different results

    Yes it does, its amazing what Nothing can achieve.

  7. slc1 says

    Re thebookofdave @ #6

    As Einstein put it, insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.

  8. eric says

    Dear God, what the fuck is wrong with these people?

    At the risk of being a bit over the top, people like E.D. are an existential threat to such fundie groups. Their theology says such sin is punished. They either overly or subliminally tell their members that being gay is a horrible thing, that gays lead tortured lives. But there’s Elllen – happy, successful, nice, doesn’t seem like a bad person at all. Her mere existence in the public square has probably caused them to lose a bunch of members because of the obvious mismatch between propaganda and reality. She’s a living, breathing “you are wrong.” And the more people like her in the public square, the more members they will probably lose.

    They have to fight against folk like Ellen for the same reason countries like North Korea have to close their borders: if they don’t, their members will leave in such numbers there will very soon be no “them” left – or it will be a “them” so radically changed that the people in power now, won’t be.

  9. Reginald Selkirk says

    This boycott is more effective than most of you will admit; Ellen will never become Secratary of State now.

  10. Larry says

    Or is this a new “double-secret boycott”?

    Because, outside of the literally tens of moms in the OMM, nobody knows about it.

  11. says

    At first glance I read the headline as “Another Bigfoot Boycott.” Maybe the Million(sic) Moms should arrange a boycott of Bigfoot. After all he;s no doubt into all sorts of weird and kinky sex things.

  12. says

    So if you are a True (Not-Necessarily-Scottish) Atheist you really really MUST shop at jcp this solsticistical holliday.
    (Disclaimer: I work at jcp, so I’d really really like to get a bonus too. :-) )

  13. spamamander, internet amphibian says

    I don’t usually shop at jcp, being poor and all that, and we only recently had one re-open in our area. But yes, I do think I’ll have to swing by while out today, even if I only buy a pair of socks or something. Doing my small part to make moron’s heads explode.

  14. Michael Heath says

    One Million Moms assert:

    JCP has made their choice to offend a huge majority of their customers again. Christians must now vote with their wallets.

    I get what they did there, trying to project their bigotry onto the larger group in order to legitimize what only a subset thinks.

    It reminds me of a segment on The O’Reilly Factor several years ago. It was about a lesbian couple that divorced where one mom was fighting in the courts to keep her ex-wife from having any custodial rights with their daughter. The ex-wife O’Reilly was interviewing claimed she was no longer a lesbian because she’d become a Christian. That was too much even for O’Reilly, who rightly pointed out the two groups weren’t mutually exclusive. (I think that crazy woman is the one who recently kidnapped her daughter.)

  15. says


    Also keep in mind that these people believe that the story of Sodom literally happened. They believe that it’s only a matter of time until Gawd breaks out the smitey hammer against the gays again. Given Yahweh’s notoriously shitty aim, they’re probably terrified of getting hit in the crossfire.

  16. baal says

    Ellen does a nice job reading “50 shades of gray”. SFW – httpv://

  17. zmidponk says

    Hmm. Other sources are saying that OMM has graciously decided that they’re actually going to let J. C. Penney do some business and have ‘moved on':

    Of course, it’s entirely possible that was entirely reliant on them not seeing anything else that got their panties in a twist, and they’ve now gone back on that because of the new Christmas ad.

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