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Mon Feb 27, 2012, 01:49 PM

Much-Discussed J.C. Penney Ads Debut During Oscars

A series of J.C. Penney ads featuring Ellen DeGeneres made their debut last night during the Oscars telecast. The five ads show the comedienne traveling back in time, imagining worlds where shopping was done differently.

The ads have been the focus of debate since OneMillionMoms.com launched a boycott campaign against the retail chain, accusing the company of alienating customers with their choice of a lesbian spokesperson.

If anything, the deceptively-named defenders of “traditional families” have swung public opinion in the opposite direction. The retailer has stood firmly by Ellen’s side, and DeGeneres even took time out of her show to thank fans for their massive outpouring of support.

http://www.hrc.org/blog/entry/much-discussed-jc-penney-ads-debut-during-oscars

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Video at link... And funny... The world didn't end like no doubt they thought it would!



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Fearless Feb 2012 OP
beyurslf Feb 2012 #1
TreasonousBastard Feb 2012 #2
William769 Feb 2012 #3
JDPriestly Feb 2012 #4
get the red out Feb 2012 #5
Initech Feb 2012 #6
William769 Feb 2012 #7

Response to Fearless (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 02:15 PM

1. Her commercials were some of the best scenes from the Oscars!

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 02:20 PM

2. The ads are kinda neat, and funny. What's to dicuss?

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 02:24 PM

3. This is great!

Thanks for posting.

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 02:27 PM

4. The ads are great, and I'm not a spammer, but I like this simplified shopping.

I think J.C. Penneys will save a lot of money in the long run.

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 02:35 PM

5. Oh dear God

What idiots? Those ads were funny. What on earth about them could possibly be considered "wrong" for these "moms" to let their kids see? Of course this reveals that it isn't about the kids, it's about their desire to rule through hate. For them, I'm sure the burger commercial with the cleavage hanging out all over was just fine, but a very normally dressed, funny Ellen was not.

Idiots.

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 03:02 PM

6. At some point I'd like to think hate groups like One Million Moms will disappear.

But I'm glad for JC Penny for airing these ads.

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Tue Feb 28, 2012, 01:02 AM

7. YOUTUBES.

Ellen in Ancient Rome



In Victorian England



As Annie Oakley in the Old West



Channeling Lucy Ricardo



In the dressing room

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