It’s been several months since anti-gay hate group One Million Moms voiced its disdain for lesbian comedian Ellen DeGeneres and her role as J.C. Penney spokeswoman.
But after a new TV commercial aired this week featuring DeGeneres persuading Santa’s elves to make more gifts for J.C. Penney’s button holiday giveaway, OMM couldn’t stay silent anymore.
The ad isn’t controversial. It’s quite humorous as DeGeneres makes a few short jokes while asking the elves for help.
OMM, a group started by the American Family Association, first targeted the retail chain in February, protesting DeGeneres’ selection as spokeswoman because she is gay. After that, it was the same-sex Mother’s Day and Father’s Day print ads — which featured local couples — that sparked another call for a protest.
“Since April, J.C. Penney’s has not aired Ellen DeGeneres in one of their commercials until now. A new JCP ad features Ellen and three elves. JCP has made their choice to offend a huge majority of their customers again. Christians must now vote with their wallets,” OMM reportedly wrote on its website.
The site is now down, though it may only be a temporary glitch. Or maybe hacker group Anonymous is claiming its next victim.
Watch the commercial below.