Ellen Degeneres Addresses Her JCPenney Critics

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  1. masofs

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  2. MikiAndoFan#1

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  3. BigB08822

    BigB08822 Well-Known Member

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    That was awesome. First, how could anyone hate Ellen? Secondly, don't those people have something, ANYTHING, better to do with their time? Sometimes I wish I wasn't gay because I feel like my stance on this isn't taken seriously because I am gay. I know deep down that this isn't right and my thoughts aren't always fueled by being gay myself. I wonder what those women think about this Macy's ad:

    http://purpleunions.com/blog/2012/0...k-out-over-macys-ad-with-gay-cake-topper.html
     
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  4. Jot the Dot Dot

    Jot the Dot Dot Headstrong Buzzard

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    Way to go, Ellen! I'm gonna send JCPenny a message saying "Thank you for not giving in to these bigots!"
     
  5. Bostonfan

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  6. loulou

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    I'm gay, but I don't discriminate George W. Bush. It's not his fault he was borne George. Imagine when he was a kid, and other kids would bully him: "He's George, he's George". Imagine what he went through when he had to tell his parents: "Mum, dad, I have to confess to you: I'm George. I was ashamed, I fought it, and then I realized it just wasn't my fault". I'm gay, but I understand someone derves equal rights even if he's borne George.
     
  7. mag

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  8. masofs

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  9. BittyBug

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    I absolutely adore Ellen. She's smart, hilarious, compassionate and gorgeous - what's not to love? And props to JC Penney for not backing down on the issue.
     
  10. heckles

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    Ellen's gay?
     
  11. masofs

    masofs New Member

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    Yeah, I adore her too. She is such an honest and compassionate person.
     
  12. mag

    mag Well-Known Member

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    I wonder, or perhaps I should say I hope, that this issue and the Susan Komen issue become a turning point for the quiet majority. I'm part of that quiet majority. You know, people who are kind and considerate, who treat people the way they want to be treated, who have open minds and aren't interested in forcing their beliefs on others. We can't believe that people would actually try to take mammograms away from low income women or hate Ellen, just because she is gay. So sometimes the very vocal minority gets away with stuff they shouldn't.
    I don't know about others like me, but these two issues have made me take a bit more notice. They may not be happening in my country (yet!) but that doesn't mean I shouldn't let organization know when I don't approve or when I do approve. I may not make a difference all on my own, but 1000 to 10,000 of me perhaps can.

    I've sent my email to JC Penny to let them know that I support their decision and they have a new customer.
     
  13. AragornElessar

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    As do I and yes, yes, yes, and YES to all that you said up there. How many other hosts on their shows end it w/...

    Sad that needs to be said or remind people to be that very thing, but also a sign of the times we're in sadly. Huge PROPS to JC Penney for not backing down and keeping Ellen.

    Now off to download Ellen's video. W/my slow as molasses connection, I should be watching it around 10 tonight... :rolleyes:
     
  14. orbitz

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    Um...how about people who don't think she's very funny? :p
     
  15. dbell1

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    Mag - you have a very good point there. Without making this political, I am part of the passive majority that doesn't squeak or protest. But this month, I've emailed JCP (thanks for the link), and donated to Planned Parenthood, a place I've never visited, but appreciate.

    Back to topic - love Ellen. She's done a lot for animal rights, she's not a nasty person at all, and had voiced one of my favorite Pixar charactrers - Dory from Finding Nemo. :cool:
     
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    In that case they could dislike her a little, but hate? Such a strong word and so overused in most instances.
     
  17. michiruwater

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    Sent an e-mail to JCP expressing my support. Thanks so much for the link!
     
  18. Reuven

    Reuven Official FSU Alte Kacher

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    "Thank you” email sent!
     
  19. BigB08822

    BigB08822 Well-Known Member

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    Those people don't exist. Try again. :p
     
  20. cruisin

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    I wish you didn't feel that way. Your stance is spot on. And you should never feel that your opinion is not taken seriously. These people (OMM) are vile. JCP did the right thing. Ellen is an amazing human being. She is an example to us all.
     
  21. Ziggy

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    JCP is making so much publicity off this, I could almost believe they actually paid OMM to start the whole media circus. :p
     
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  23. Ziggy

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    Haven't you read any YT comments ever/lately? ;)
     
  24. Artemis@BC

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    Done!

    BTW, here's what I sent:

    "Cudos for not bowing to the pressure from a small-minded minority who opposed your decision to use Ellen Degeneres as a spokesperson. In an age when so many corporations are crippled by fear, it's refreshing to see a company that lets right -- and common sense -- prevail. Thank you!"
     
  25. mag

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    Just received a reply back from JC Penny:

    Our recent announcement, rooted in rich heritage, re-imagines every aspect of our business to become America's favorite store. We appreciate your feedback and are equally excited to partner with America's favorite host and former jcp associate, Ellen Degeneres, to help tell our story. Thank you for your feedback.

    Cordially,

    Lana
    jcp.com Customer Care
    We make it affordable, you make it yours!
     
  26. cruisin

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    I didn't get a reply, but I sent a message.
     
  27. Artemis@BC

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    I got the exact same reply as mag. Not that I expected a "personal" reply of course -- and I'm guessing they're getting a lot of mail on this!

    Funny, though, they could send almost the same form response to a negative/complaint letter!
     
  28. dbell1

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    :lol: Me three on the response. Wonder what reply the 'hater moms' received?
     
  29. milanessa

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    I suspect they're sending the same message to everyone.
     
  30. cruisin

    cruisin Well-Known Member

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    Except me :( :)