JCPenney Stands By Ellen DeGeneres

JCPenney isn't changing their minds about having Ellen DeGeneres as their spokesperson despite strong criticism. See what a JCPenney CEO had to say of the situation Thursday.

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Neither JCPenny nor Ellen DeGeneres are going to let a group called One Million Moms boss them around. The retail outlet and comedienne are happily paired up, and according to CEO Ron Johnson, they plan to stay that way.

Appearing on CBS This Morning on Thursday, Johnson said of the JCPenney/Ellen DeGeneres situation with One Million Moms, "We don't look at it like a controversy. One of the great things about America is people can speak their mind. And you know, the organization that believes one thing has spoken and it was great to see Ellen share her views yesterday."

Elaborating on JCPenney's decision to keep Ellen DeGeneres as a face of the company he continued, "And we stand squarely behind Ellen as our spokesperson and that's a great thing. Because she shares the same values that we do in our company."

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"Our company was founded 110 years ago on The Golden Rule, which is about treating people fair and square, just like you would like to be treated yourself. And we think Ellen represents the values of our company and the values that we share."

Ellen DeGeneres spoke of her own values on Wednesday's episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, telling viewers, "I want to be clear and here are the values that I stand for. I stand for honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way you want to be treated and helping those in need. To me those are traditional values. That's what I stand for."

Do you applaud JCPenney's decision to stick with Ellen DeGeneres?

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Comments on "JCPenney: Ellen DeGeneres shares our 110 year values"

Wayne May 04, 2012 | 11:30 AM

JCP has been a supporter of traditional families over the years (Go back and look at their previous catalogs). Promoting the lifestyle via advertising in their catalog is without question a change of direction for JCP. The lifestyle undermines the traditional family, which is the bedrock of any society. For this reason I will not be supporting JCP with my dollars.

hollie February 11, 2012 | 10:22 PM

Proud of JCP for standing behind there decision to use Ellen as their spoke person. JCP and The Ellen show are doing great things, giving audicene members gift cards and even giving a school where teachers gave up their own salaries in order to keep on educating the children. JCP is making changes and from what I have seen so far those changes are paying off... Hats of to JCP and Ellen

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