Contact Us

Ellen Speaks Out About JCPenney Controversy [VIDEO]

Ellen DeGeneres took time during her show this week to address a call from a conservative group that’s urging JCPenney to fire her as the company’s spokeswoman because of her sexuality.

Ellen spoke out about the group ”One Million Moms” push to have her fired from her role with Penney’s because she is gay.  Ellen told her audience its people like this that motivate her.

One Million Moms’ website  is urging customers to call the customer service Department at JCPenney to complain about Ellen.  The website states, “Funny that JCPenney thinks hiring an open homosexual spokesperson will help their business when most of their customers are traditional families. More sales will be lost than gained unless they replace their spokesperson quickly.”  

Meanwhile, JCPenney is standing by Ellen.  Reuters quotes an email from the company indicating Ellen will remain as a JCPenney spokeswoman.  The email is quoted as saying, “jcpenney stands behind its partnership with Ellen DeGeneres” and added that its announcement of the deal with Ellen sums up the company’s view of the popular TV personality.  In that statement on January 25, company president Michael Francis called DeGeneres “one of the most fun and vibrant people in entertainment today, with great warmth and a down-to-earth attitude.”

Best of Mix 96

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://mix96buffalo.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.