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Ellen DeGeneres Responds to One Million Moms

Ellen DeGeneres Uses Humor to Send a Message to Her Haters

Ellen DeGeneres aired a message today to anyone who takes issue with her sexuality: "haters are motivators." After JC Penney signed on the talk-show host as its new spokeswoman, the "conservative, pro-family" group One Million Moms called for a boycott. Ellen told her audience, "This organization doesn't think that I should be the spokesperson because I'm gay. For those of you who are just tuning in for the first time, it's true. I'm gay. I hope you were sitting down." The group had released a statement accusing JC Penney of "jumping on the pro-gay bandwagon" by hiring Ellen. But as Ellen pointed out, "Being gay or pro-gay isn't a bandwagon. You don't get a free ride anywhere. There's no music. Occasionally we'll sing 'We Are Family,' but that's about it." Watch Ellen look over the support she's received from her fans and explain her traditional values now in this moving, and of course humorous, clip.

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Lillie2468621 Lillie2468621 4 years
It doesn't matter whether a person is gay or not.  JCP made  a right decision to hire her as spokeperson because she is naturally a very kind & loving person.  I haven't met her but when I watch her show, I can tell her sincerity on everything she does.  Besides, loosen up haters, this is the new  generation.   Everyone is entitled to whatever they want to become.  Only our Lord God can judge her not you or me.  Ellen keep up your chin...you are amazing and wonderful.  I would love to come to your show & meet you in person.
testadura67 testadura67 5 years
I just love her so hard.
dvdsky81 dvdsky81 5 years
Damnit! that actually just made me cry a little. DAMN YOU ELLEN! IT'S 8AM!! TOO EARLY FOR TEARS!!(albeit, happy tears).
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