Ellen DeGeneres responds to campaign to end her contract with J.C. Penney

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Conservative group One Million Moms, the name of which might be a touch of an overstatement, has been after clothing retailer J.C. Penney to end its contract with noted lesbian Ellen DeGeneres, who recently signed on to be a spokeswoman for the company. Apparently, simply by employing Ellen — you know, that immensely likable, incredibly popular celebrity — the store is endorsing the lesbian lifestyle, or something like that. (Though honestly, who wouldn't want her lifestyle? She's rich and has a hot wife. I would switch places with her in a hot second, and I don't even like women.) It seems as if letting openly gay people simply have jobs is akin to forcing homosexuality down people's throats, and One Million Moms will not stand for this!

And while her talk show is mostly known for her endearingly awkward dancing, celebrity chit-chat, and goofy gags, DeGeneres took a moment to address her critics:

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It's always nice to see someone call out bigots so directly like this, and DeGeneres is handling all of this extremely well. (I would probably be fuming. I would get all Naomi Campbell on someone's ass, because I have no self-control.) The lesson here, One Million Moms — besides "stop being awful," since I know you won't — is that you just do not mess with someone as beloved as Ellen. No one will put up with that shit. And if you need more proof of that, just watch this video, in which the idiocy of the group's actions manages to get Bill Fucking O'Reilly to sound more or less reasonable:

It never stops being weird when he does that, you know?