DeGeneres Flap Making J.C. Penney Look Cool

Jason mentioned a while back the changes that new CEO Ron Johnson is bringing to J.C. Penney, including hiring Ellen DeGeneres as a spokesperson. Seems that decision didn’t sit too well with a group called One Million Moms, which thinks Ellen shouldn’t have the job because she’s a lesbian. Bill O’Reilly locked horns with a Million Moms sympathizer on Fox News Channel last night, and wound up defending Penney’s right to hire whomever they want. Given the dust-up, Johnson’s move seems more than ever like a genius one, positioning the Plano-based department store as hip and diverse and cutting edge. (J.C. Penney: cutting edge?)

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