Ellen DeGeneres fans can rejoice because JC Penney really is doing it right. Yesterday it was reported that an American Family Association group called One Million Moms was petitioning for the store to cancel their partnership with the TV show host because she was openly gay. But J.C. Penney isn’t having any of it and emailed a statement to Yahoo! Shine on Friday, confirming that the retail chain “stands behind its partnership with Ellen DeGeneres.” Take that, haters!
Additionally, GLAAD — who immediately came to Ellen’s defense — has already applauded the store’s decision to remain partnered with the lovable comedian and announced they received nearly 25,000 signatures on their Stand Up For Ellen website, which was dedicated to showing support for the J.C. Penney and DeGeneres partnership. It looks like you won’t ever have to worry, Ellen — the world’s got your back!
Now we can go out and celebrate how good once again triumphed in the face of blind hatred. Happy Friday, everyone!
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