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JCPenney Father's Day Ad Features 2 Dads
Newser ^ | May 31, 2012 | Matt Cantor

Posted on 06/01/2012 12:24:12 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Looks like JCPenney is sticking it to those who slammed Ellen DeGeneres' hiring as its spokeswoman. The company's new Father's Day ad shows two "real-life" dads playing with their two actual kids, JCPenney says. "First Pals: What makes Dad so cool?" the ad's copy asks, according to blogger Joe. My. God. "He's the swim coach, tent maker, best friend, bike fixer and hug giver—all rolled into one. Or two." The ad, Gawker notes, follows the American Family Association's One Million Moms' attempt to launch a boycott over DeGeneres' hiring earlier this year.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet; Politics; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: economy; fathersday; homosexualagenda; homosexuals
Keep shoving all this in our faces.
1 posted on 06/01/2012 12:24:20 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Guess I won’t be shopping at Penneys anymore. I just gave up Sears for good because the company has gone bilingual. Starting to run out of options.


2 posted on 06/01/2012 12:35:03 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We can push back. I just let them know what I thought of the stunt.


3 posted on 06/01/2012 12:38:21 AM PDT by BobL
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yup, it’s time for me to buy some puts on JCP...


4 posted on 06/01/2012 12:46:23 AM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: fatnotlazy

I get a lot of stuff at Haband.


5 posted on 06/01/2012 12:48:35 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I threw their ad flyer out when I saw who it was from. I didn't even look in it.

When K-Mart hired Rosie O'Donnell as a spokesperson, and especially after she bushwhacked Tom Selleck over an NRA ad, they lost business so bad they went bankrupt.

I suspect Penney's won't do much better.

6 posted on 06/01/2012 1:00:37 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: piytar

(it’s time for me to buy some puts on JCP...)

Might be a good idea even though the new CEO has already caused the stock to crater after only one quarter on the job. It seems like he’s on a roll!


7 posted on 06/01/2012 1:13:58 AM PDT by winner3000 (ss)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I miss Montgomery Wards.


8 posted on 06/01/2012 1:19:07 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Then don’t shop there. Very simple this is America, they are doing it because it must be working. Can’t imagine in these economic times they are just being “politically correct” at the risk of losing business. But then again........


9 posted on 06/01/2012 1:23:52 AM PDT by jazzo (MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I use to be a big Penney catalog shopper, but that was 20 years ago and before I fled the USSA.
If anyone has an email adr. for JCP complaints, I will give them a full barrel full.


10 posted on 06/01/2012 1:37:05 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: jazzo

Profits are down so far this year for JC Penny.


11 posted on 06/01/2012 1:48:14 AM PDT by Essie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, looks like I’m going to have to find a new place to buy my t-shirts.

BTW, could they have two more...um, “alternative lifestyle” looking models to play the adult males?


12 posted on 06/01/2012 1:48:39 AM PDT by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

J.C. who?


13 posted on 06/01/2012 1:55:57 AM PDT by 867V309
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

2 dads...or 2 gay dads?


14 posted on 06/01/2012 2:06:23 AM PDT by Freddd (No PA Engineers)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Okay, I looked..And since this isn’t a thematic apperception test, I can say that ad is sooooo totally gay, and it creeps me out totally.


15 posted on 06/01/2012 2:06:50 AM PDT by sockmonkey
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To: BigCinBigD


And stay out of the Woolsworth!
16 posted on 06/01/2012 3:12:48 AM PDT by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: Carpe Cerevisi

LOL!


17 posted on 06/01/2012 3:21:45 AM PDT by MagnoliaB
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To: jazzo
Then don’t shop there. Very simple this is America, they are doing it because it must be working. Can’t imagine in these economic times they are just being “politically correct” at the risk of losing business. But then again........

I almost exclusively buy my clothes from JC Penney, and I'm taking your advice. I hope they are surprised at the results. With under 2% gay and perhaps 50% grossed out by gay, I don't expect this to be a net positive for sales.

18 posted on 06/01/2012 3:23:39 AM PDT by Pollster1 (A boy becomes a man when a man is needed - John Steinbeck)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Penny’s = Lost in (Empty) Space


19 posted on 06/01/2012 3:29:10 AM PDT by almost done by half
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
My guess is this photo shoot was done 6 months ago when the CEO took over. A planned roll out of "gayness".

I mentioned on another thread that I wrote a letter after Ellen Degeneres was chosen (BTW, seen her on any ads lately?) and received a VERY obnoxious response. Basically, "too effin' bad, we are very happy with out campaign and getting positive results, so go pound salt!". Wish I still had it, it would be worth sending to Drudge! It was really that over-the-top nasty.

20 posted on 06/01/2012 3:35:26 AM PDT by NoExpectations
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

JC Penney continues to hasten their retreat from the retail market.


21 posted on 06/01/2012 3:35:26 AM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: BigCinBigD

It used to be a special occasion when the Sears Roebuck and “Monkey Wards” catalogs arrived at the house.

Anyway, no more JC Penney for me. They can sell their #@$! to the faggies and make millions more, I guess.


22 posted on 06/01/2012 4:05:33 AM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
My Dad liked Haband. Bought a lot of clothes there.

I had been getting my clothes from Lands End, but then Sears took them over. Lands End was more upscale. You paid more, but the clothes lasted forever. Now that Sears owns Lands,End, the clothes are still expensive, but now they are Sears quality. That means they are subpar.

23 posted on 06/01/2012 4:20:23 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

To me it just looks like somebody was installed and instructed to embrace the LGBT crowd in another attempt to destroy an American company and commit it into an ananchronism. It’s American, destroy it.


24 posted on 06/01/2012 4:22:25 AM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: Carpe Cerevisi
Woolsworth was just down the mall from Wards. Ate many a lunch at their counter.
25 posted on 06/01/2012 4:39:52 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let’s see.. gay spokesthing, two gay mommies in the May catalogue and two obviously gay men in the June catalogue.

Where are the shareholders in this carwreck? And why are none of them speaking out?

Is this an intentional destruction of a one hundred year old American icon who has assisted and been assisted by hard working Americans?


26 posted on 06/01/2012 4:44:58 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: piytar

Buy some puts on Target too, with their gay/lesbian t-shirts.


27 posted on 06/01/2012 4:59:50 AM PDT by cblue55 (The only truly hopeful future for America will be the defeat of Obama on November 6.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let’s see, I won’t show at:
Penneys
Best Buy
Target
...
I’m running out of stores.


28 posted on 06/01/2012 5:11:36 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (End the racist, anti-capitalist Obama War On Freedom.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just went online and cancelled the JCP credit card. It lets you provide a reason and I let them know it was due to their poor executive leadership promoting the gay political agenda instead of focusing on their core-competency of selling retail merchandise.

No idea what these companies think they are going to gain by making political statements. Whatever it is, they will have to do it without my cooperation.


29 posted on 06/01/2012 5:19:08 AM PDT by jaydee770
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I guess the CEO is either sucking up to a PC board or, more likely, going out in a blaze of glory, sticking it to us rubes.

What does he care? He’ll get a good severance package.


30 posted on 06/01/2012 6:06:36 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The merchandise at JC Penney has gone downhill. Gay men wouldn’t be caught dead shopping there.


31 posted on 06/01/2012 6:30:57 AM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on behalf of animals would do so on behalf of the unborn.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Once I spend the 25 dollar gift card I have from Fathers Day I’m done with this store...wasn’t Target huge on supporting the gay movement of marriage as well?


32 posted on 06/01/2012 6:39:46 AM PDT by oust the louse (Hey Axelrod, if Obama is the black jesus, I am Sparticus.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Okay, this is twice——two moms, and now the two dads. I’ve bought quite a bit from JCP-—stuff like pajama pants, my husband’s underwear, and tees to go with yoga pants for me-—but I’m done. I’m going to go in and ask to speak to the manager and tell him why, and then send a letter.


33 posted on 06/01/2012 8:01:43 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No more JCP for me, I’ll do my shopping at Kohl’s.


34 posted on 06/01/2012 9:03:43 AM PDT by stbdside
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“The company’s new Father’s Day ad shows two “real-life” dads playing with their two actual kids, JCPenney says. “

The tragedy in all of this is that the little boy and girl pictured will never have a mommy to raise them.

I guess JCPenney doesn’t care that those children are motherless. Sickening.


35 posted on 06/01/2012 5:21:54 PM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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JC Penney has lesbians and gay dads for the traditional Mother’s and Father’s day. The Gap now runs an openly homosexual ad (two males in an embrace).

Starbucks, Target, Home Depot, and many others are promoting the gay agenda blatantly. Not to mention the public schools and colleges all involved with programs which celebrate the gay advance in every area, every aspect of public life. Any group which tries to voice its objection, no matter how diplomatically, is post haste put on the official list of hate groups.

I cannot help but feel that the time to act was long ago. Things must be checked in their inception. This has been decades in coming.

What we see now is the progress - which went unchecked and unabated for 3 decades - of the entire liberal/feminist/gay plan to transform the culture, reaching its goal, and becoming mainstream.

Holding traditional values is now akin to being Amish: One is viewed as holding to something quaint, hopelessly out of step with the advances of 21st century politics and technology; in a word, unimportant.

The Million Moms were outnumbered by many more millions on the side of the gay celebration. JCPenney knows this. It will laugh politely at the quaint letters it gets from the few oddballs whose dissent means nothing as the throngs continue to shop there, and many more do so “to show their support”.

This was not the state of affairs in the mid 1980s. The question is, “who has allowed Israel to sin?”.


36 posted on 06/03/2012 6:00:42 AM PDT by scottjewell
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