Well, that settles that.
Ellen DeGeneres used her daytime talk show today to address the controversy that erupted after conservative group One Million Moms urged a boycott of J.C. Penny after it signed DeGeneres as its new celebrity face.
The good-time girls from One Million Moms are very upset that J.C. Penny went with Ellen. The group, a project of the American Family Association, which according to GLAAD has been designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, just doesn’t know what to do with itself now that a lesbian, gasp, will represent their favorite mid-priced clothing purveyor.
In a statement on its website, the group said it would urge people not to shop at the retailer because hiring DeGeneres revealed that it does not share the same “values.” Yawn.
Ellen hit back, explaining that her own values included “honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people they way you want to be treated and helping those in need.”
“To me, those are traditional values,” she added.