Do you have a problem with this picture?
The conservative group One Million Moms calls the ad “highly offensive and not family-friendly advertising.” Why? There are two plastic grooms a top of the cake. They are asking supporters to sign a petition demanding that Macy’s take down the ad due to its “homosexual content.” One Million Moms is an anti-gay group affiliated with the American Family Association whose mission is to get companies to drop advertisements from content they deem “objectionable.”
Their affront in this campaign doesn’t stop with just plastic men. Real people, such as comedienne and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres are taking heat from the group as well.
DeGeneres, who is openly gay, was recently hired as spokesperson for JC Penney. One Million Moms released a statement saying she simply does not represent “the type of families that shop at their store,” and that, “The majority of JC Penney shoppers will be offended and choose to no longer shop there.” All this, they say, because Ellen is an “open homosexual.”
JC Penney isn’t backing down saying that they stand behind their partnership with Ellen DeGeneres, but what do think? Should JC Penney and Macy’s pull the ads? We’ve recently seen advertisers pull ads for less.
Find out what Ed’s take is on this tonight at 8pET!