posted by Joel Kight in Lifestyle

Ellen speaks out

February 8, 2012

Ellen DeGeneres is speaking out.  A conservative group called the recently called for a boycott of JC Penney because the company uses Ellen as its spokesperson. 

In a blog online entitled "JC Penney Offends Traditional Families Again," the group criticizes the company for using an open homosexual and that JC Penney made a poor decision and will lose shoppers interested in traditional values.

Ellen went on her show today to respond:


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Read the group's full blog post at

Ellen is fighting back and it seems that this boycott may be backfiring.

I remember when the Southern Baptist Convention tried to boycott Disney.  It made a lot of parents pretty unhappy and as you can see, Disney is still doing quite well.

Do you think boycotts work or does it end up helping the company being boycotted by giving them free PR?  

Is it true that there is no such thing as bad publicity?

Will you boycott JC Penny because of Ellen?  

Have you ever boycotted a company based on a social issue before?

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