Apparently I’ve been living under a rock or more likely just busy taking care of my family and minding my own business. In doing so I’ve been totally taken by surprise by the controversy over Ellen Degeneres being a spokesperson for JC Penney. It seems she’s a threat to American families. No, seriously, you can’t make this stuff up.
I’m not one to jump on a bandwagon, stand on a soapbox or get on a high horse. In fact, just this week I was yelled at for being “so neutral”. Ya, call me Switzerland. I was raised to not talk about politics or religion, to not judge other people and if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anthing at all (that last one I stole from Thumper). So it really irritates me when a group that is supposedly speaking for American Families, and Mothers in particular, turns out to be nothing more than a bunch of bigoted, small minded, mean-spirited busybodies.
Honestly, before yesterday I had never heard of “A Million Moms”, but now that I have, I want to stand up and say that “A Million Moms does not represent me or my family.” It saddens me to think of the wasted resources of these supposed million moms. Can you imagine the force for good that could come out of a million moms? They could tackle child abuse, homelessness, hunger in America, but no, instead they have chosen to focus on JC Penney and Ellen Degeneres because she is such a threat to their way of life. Really? I’d let Ellen babysit my kids.
Seriously, I could use a night out with my husband.
How are we supposed to combat bullying in schools when so many children are learning it’s okay to be a bully from their own mothers? Because this is what their campaigns are all about, bullying companies into complying with their views. I don’t want to shop or eat at any business that caves into this hate group.
I have read that JC Penney hasn’t backed down from keeping Ellen as their spokesperson and I sincerely hope they don’t.