I really find most boycotts distasteful, no matter who is calling for one. I hate it when Left-wing groups do it, I hate it when Conservatives do it. So this story, about a group of women stricken with Offendeditis, yes,conservatives can contract this malady just like Liberals can, who are demanding we boycott J.C. Penney because they had Ellen DeGeneres do a commercial for them, she is a Lesbian you know, is pathetic. Who she sleeps with is her business. I remember catching some of her show, a few years ago. She had one of George W. Bush’s daughters on, and treated her very well. She seems like a decent person to me, what skin is it off my nose if she is a spokesperson for a store I sometimes shop at?
Donald Douglas has the commercial, that has so offended a group calling themselves One Million Moms, how original.
What is offensive about this ad? Nothing, but, the mere fact that DeGeneres is playing for the other team offends this group. So it is boycott time! Give me a break! This is more like look at us time
A J. C. Penney Christmas commercial featuring openly gay talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has angered a Christian group called One Million Moms, which called for a boycott of the retailer.
“JCP has made their choice to offend a huge majority of their customers again,” the group said in a statement. “Christians must now vote with their wallets.”
“We have contacted J C Penney’s several times in the past with our concerns, and they will not listen,” the statement continued. “They have decided to ignore our complaints and so we will avoid them at all costs.”
The group — which is affiliated with the ultraconservative American Family Assn. — has criticized J. C. Penney several times this year for ads or commercials including lesbian or gay people.
In February, One Million Moms urged shoppers to boycott Penney’s after the company first named DeGeneres as a spokeswoman, but later dropped the campaign after several critics, including Fox News host Bill O’Reilley, attacked the group’s efforts.
Oh they are afilliated with the AFA, that explains a lot. Groups like these strike me as people who like to think that everything on TV ought to be pre-approved by them. You can hit their website and check out the things that outrage them. Many of the alerts I saw were asinine frankly. Sorry, folks, but EVERYTHING on TV is not going to be for children. They are no better than the politically correct Liberals who want to shut up anyone who says things they do not like. They strike me as overly sensitive and whiny, two things that are a big part of what is wrong with America. There are many channels, many shows, many movies, many choices. If you do not like something then change the channel, it is not difficult!
So, I am sure I have now offended some Social Conservatives, and that is OK. I am more of a person that believes that in a free society, we are going to be offended sometimes. When a place of business offends me in some way, I do not call for a boycott, I simply do not go back. When I see something I do not like on TV, I change the channel. When Bill Maher, or any of the MSNBS hosts say something twisted and despicable, and that is pretty much anytime they open their mouths, I do not try to launch a campaign to get them fired. Why would I they have a right to free speech too. And I enjoy using MY free speech to go after their ideologies. And yes, the One Million Easily Offended Moms have a right to call for a boycott, no matter how distasteful it is to me. See how it works?