Activist group, One Million Moms, recently targeted comedian Ellen DeGeneres for her JCPenney Christmas ad.
The commercial that features DeGeneres, unintentionally insulting some of Santa’s elves, seems harmless, and even mildly amusing to some; however, the far-right, anti-LGBT group took enough issue with the ad, to once again urge that JCPenney replace the comedian as a spokeswoman. The group also opposed DeGeneres last February.
DeGeneres apparently is not the only source of the group's disapproval. Established by the conservative fundamentalist Christian non-profit organization, the American Family Association, One Million Moms targets several staples of popular culture, having stated that it aims to “stop the exploitation of children” by the media.
“Fed up with the trash in today's media?” reads an image on its website.
“Take action now. Let your voice be heard. Make a difference.”
Here’s a rundown of some of the group’s most recent campaigns.
Dec. 6: the organization opposes Urban Outfitters selling sweaters with the caption “F*CK YEAH HOLIDAY SWEATERS.”
“The majority of the company's customers are between the ages of 18 and 24, but the second largest demographic are kids under 18,” said the group on its website.
“Bottom line, their website and products are offensive and inappropriate for a store whose primary customers are teens.”
Nov. 29: the organization opposes the CBS drama “Person of Interest,” introducing a married lesbian couple onto the show.
“Viewers find out the female heart surgeon's spouse is actually another woman. They treated this immoral relationship just like any other married couple,” said the group on its website.
“Clearly this is a way of promoting the homosexual agenda by making it appear absolutely normal.”
Nov. 7: the organization opposes the USA drama "Suits," using Jesus as a curse word.
“This is typical of current television, and our children are being desensitized by it so that some don't even recognize blasphemy when they hear it,” said the group on its website.
Nov. 1: the organization opposes the NBC drama “The New Normal,” and for various story lines and dialogue it deems anti-Christian.
“The program has constantly ridiculed anyone who believes differently than its makers do and even mocks conservative values,” said the group on its website.
Fionna Agomuoh is a Technology Reporter for the International Business Times, a vegan foodie, and a lover of Electric Dance Music.