Feb 8, 2012
Through the looking glass
Today though I stumbled across something I found surprising. In recent news, JC Penny hired Ellen DeGeneres to hock their goods and unsurprisingly some are taking issue with it. A conservative group called Million Moms are asking JC Penny to fire the talk show host, because she doesn't seek pleasure from hairy men.
Bill actually took issue with this, which shocked the living hell out of me. This from a man who's called for numerous boycotts for companies that hire celebrities he deems to not have the strong moral fiber of his Irish-Catholic background, or share his love for falafel. Still he stood up for JC Penny and called out the Million Moms for being wrong for wanting someone fired for their sexuality, even going so far as calling them un-American.
So this is the guy who once openly stated he hates the idea of gays having any public displays of affection, and now is calling out the Million Moms for being scared their children will catch a case of the homos because of an ad. Has he really changed his stance on homosexuality? Maybe, but I think he originally gave two shits about gay causes, and just changes his views based on polls, which show Americans, left and right, are growing tired of seeing people oppressed based on their sexuality. He needs ratings after all.
"That's my advice to all homosexuals, whether they're in the Boy Scouts, or in the Army or in high school: Shut up, don't tell anybody what you do, your life will be a lot easier." - Bill O'Reilly