Unlikely 'Partners' Ellen & Bill O'Reilly Stand Up to Anti-Gay Group -- WHAT???

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ellen degeneresOh you One Million Moms, don't you know your hate just makes Ellen stronger? I thought it was crazy when I first heard of the bigotry-fueled group trying to boycott JCPenney because Ellen DeGeneres is their new spokeswoman. And clearly I wasn't the only one. Even conservative Fox News pundit Bill O'Reilly is "standing up" for Ellen. Wait until you read what he said in her defense.

And wait until you hear Ellen's own response. On her show she gave a shout-out to Prop 8 being ruled unconstitutional. And then she talked about what the One Million Moms campaign meant to her -- and what kinds of "traditional" values she stands for. It's classic Ellen, and it shows why this woman is just too gracious and charming for anyone to truly hate.

Bill O'Reilly compared the One Million Moms' anti-Ellen campaign to the communist blacklist of the 1950s McCarthy era. Yikes! And he said firing her because she's gay is just plain wrong. AS WELL HE SHOULD. He points out that liberals are always after Fox News to fire him for his controversial views. O'Reilly works for the "entertainment" division of Fox News, so he's kind of in the same professional boat as Ellen. He's just not as funny. So his defense of her is a smart move.

But Ellen's defense of herself is the real gem. Check it out.

I just love that she keeps her sunny sense of humor. Even when she's being defiant, she's funny: "My haters are my motivators!" That bit about needing some crew socks, so "I'm really going to clean up with this discount" as a JCPenney's employee was cute. And so true, if you want to complain about bad spokespeople, you really do have to question the wisdom of the Pillsbury Doughboy, running around "without any pants on, basically begging people to poke his belly. What kind of message is that?"

So it's no surprise that people have been posting comments IN SUPPORT of Ellen and JCPenney on One Million Moms' Facebook page. This is an example of Ellen's haters making her stronger. Ellen gives out a lot of positivity, and it all comes right back at her in the form of support from her fans. It was a classy move for her to thank her supporters on the show, but that's just what Ellen would do.

The very best part is when she ends with a list of her values. They're the kind of values I think more of us should adopt. "Honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way you want to be treated, and helping people in need. To me those are traditional values, and that is what I stand for." Also -- Ellen believes in dancing. But we already knew that. That's why we love her.

What did you think of Ellen's response to One Million Moms?

Image via TheEllenShow/YouTube

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zandh... zandhmom2

I don't why you should be surprised that Bill O'Reilly stood up for her, he usually defends people who have been wronged.  Maybe you don't actually watch his show (I know it cool be hate Fox News) but he's not a bad guy. He's smart and at times funny and I appreciate someone telling methe truth no matter which way the truth leans because most of the time, I hear stories on his show that the regular news show won't air. And he generally will have a conservative and a liberal on to both speak their opinions.

Rhond... RhondaVeggie

She has more class in her little finger than those million moms have between them.

mamivon2 mamivon2

JC P Rocks.. I shop there more now...

nonmember avatar Liz

I absolutely LOVE Ellen. She takes a genuine interest in her fans and truly does live by her traditional values!

hotic... hoticedcoffee

It's clear from your article that you don't bother to watch O'Reilly, so you don't have a clue why you don't like him - just following the playbook, I suppose - and that's why you're surprised.  He's very smart and probably the only guy on TV that calls BS when he hears BS no matter who is BSing. 

That said, I didn't like JCP and I do like Ellen, but the union won't compel me to shop there.  Good for her, though!

TeganB TeganB

zandhmom2 is right. For those of us who watch Bill O'Reilly on a semi-regular basis, his defense of Ellen and JCP isn't surprising at all. Granted, I don't always agree with him, but he rarely has an opinion that isn't backed up with thoughtful thinking and logic. And especially in this case - Ellen is oneof the funniest and lovable celebrities out there today. She (or anyone) shouldn't be defined solely by her sexual orientation. Granted, there are celebrites who strive to be defined by their sexuality (straight and gay) by hooking up as much as possible with as many different people as possible and flaunting it - those are the types of spokespeople for family-oriented companies I would be targeting as a "Million Mom." Certainly not Ellen.  

godde... goddess99

She was lovely and very funny.

aneela aneela

she handled herself very well

Samal... Samallama

I love Ellen! If people can watch Ellen and dislike her there is just no hope for them at all!

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