Ellen Degeneres Proposition 8 – The organization “One Million Moms” is asking JCPenny’s to rethink their recent hiring of gay talk show host Ellen Degeneres, who supported the opposition to California’s Proposition 8, which looks to ban same-sex marriages.
On a taping of her show Wednesday, a day after the proposition was found to be unconstitutional, Degeneres read a statement by “One Million Moms” addressed to her new employer, JCPenny.
She said the statement read that if the company continued to have her as their spokeswomen the company would lose all of its customers with “traditional values” if they decided not to remain neutral in a “culture war.”
On their website, it called for people to call JC Penney’s corporate headquarters and ask them to replace the talk show host as a spokesperson.
Degeneres stated, “They wanted to get me fired, and I’m proud and happy to say that JCPenney stuck by their decision to make me their spokesperson.”
Then putting her comedic twist on things added, “It’s great news for me because I need some new crew socks.”
Degeneres went on to fire back at the “One Million Moms” organization by saying, “Here are the values I stand for, I stand for honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way you’d want to be treated and helping those in need. To me, those are traditional values.”