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Ellen DeGeneres Tells One Million Moms 'My Haters Are My Motivators'

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One week after anti-gay conservative group ‘One Million Moms’ slammed JC Penney (JCP) for hiring Ellen DeGeneres, the comedian has publicly called out the group for its actions.
 
In a video from today’s episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Ellen first praised the 9th Circuit’s ruling on Proposition 8, and then proceeded to address the ‘One Million Moms’ controversy.
 
In case you might have missed last week’s storm, One Million Moms, a project of the American Family Association, had called for JC Penney to fire DeGeneres as a spokesperson because she was an “open homosexual.”
 
"Funny that JC Penney thinks hiring an open homosexual spokesperson will help their business when most of their customers are traditional families," the group wrote on their Facebook page. "DeGeneres is not a true representation of the type of families that shop at their store. The majority of JC Penney shoppers will be offended and choose to no longer shop there."
 
“Normally I try not to pay attention to my haters, but this time, I’d like to talk about it because my haters are my motivators,” Ellen began her rebuttal, before quipping, “For those of you who are tuning in for the first time, it’s true: I’m gay. I hope you’re sitting down.”

Praising JC Penney for sticking to their guns and not caving to the demands of the organization, DeGeneres countered its asserts that the retail giant was "jumping on the pro-gay bandwagon" by hiring her.

"First of all, being gay or pro-gay is not a bandwagon," she said. "You don't get a free ride anywhere. There's no music. And occasionally we'll sing 'We Are Family,' but that's about it."

Of course, what’s a DeGeneres monologue without a joke or two?
 
“If they have a problem with spokespeople, what about the Pillsbury Doughboy (GIS)?” jibed the TV host. “I mean, he runs around without any pants on, basically begging for people to poke his belly. What kind of message is that?”
 
DeGeneres then read out a few messages of support for her left on ‘One Million Moms’ Facebook page, and then poked fun at the hyperbolic name of the organization.
 
“Not that there's anyone counting, but for a group that calls themselves the Million Moms, they only have 40,000 members on their [Facebook] page. So they're rounding to the nearest million, and I get that.”
 
Getting serious towards the end of her address, Ellen thanked her supporters and then added, “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. That's what I stand for.”
 
“I also believe in dance,” she concludes and the video ends, leaving us with no choice but to tune in to the show if we want to get a glimpse of DeGeneres’ infamous spazzy dance moves.
 
Check out what Ellen said here:


 
(See also: One Million Moms Want JC Penney to Fire Ellen DeGeneres Because She's "Openly Gay" & Much of JC Penney's "Transformation" Already in the Stock)
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