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J.C. Penney Executive Departs After Eight Months on Job (Fired for failure of gay ads)
Wall Street Journal ^ | 6/18/12 | Steven Russolillo

Posted on 06/18/2012 5:52:05 PM PDT by jimbo123

Something’s up at J.C. Penney.

After the closing bell, the department-store operator announced President Michael Francis was leaving, effective today, after only eight months on the job.

Shares dropped 6.5% in after-hours trading to $22.75 in after-hours trading. The stock is down nearly 50% since early February.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.wsj.com ...


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KEYWORDS: ads; culturewars; fail; fired; gaycpenney; gayfail; homosexualagenda; jcpenney; michaelfrancis; mikefrancis; retail
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Looks like JC Penney wanted to wait until after Fathers Day to fire the architect of all of the gay advertising of late.

Ellen Degenerates is next...

1 posted on 06/18/2012 5:52:09 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Faggotry is bad for business.


2 posted on 06/18/2012 5:54:59 PM PDT by Third Person ( Actions reflect priorities.)
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3 posted on 06/18/2012 5:55:49 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

I only saw her on 1 or 2 ads and that was early on when she signed up for the advertising they were stupid ads too. Come to think of it I have not seen any Pennys ads for about 2 weeks.


4 posted on 06/18/2012 5:57:25 PM PDT by funfan
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To: jimbo123

what’s the problem ,everyone thought the ads were gay( old gay )


5 posted on 06/18/2012 5:57:30 PM PDT by molson209
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To: jimbo123

They should have known from the start that for fags going to Penney’s would be like slumming.


6 posted on 06/18/2012 5:58:28 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: jimbo123

Oh that would be glorius if he was thrown out because
his pandering.


7 posted on 06/18/2012 5:58:48 PM PDT by funfan
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To: jimbo123

Americans are getting tired of BIG government and BIG corporations shoving sexual deviancy down our throats.


8 posted on 06/18/2012 6:01:40 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Free Stuff or Freedom! You Decide 2012.)
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To: funfan

I can’t imagine it helped sales, that’s for sure.


9 posted on 06/18/2012 6:02:16 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: jimbo123

Let’s hope she is.


10 posted on 06/18/2012 6:02:34 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: jimbo123

http://www.jcpmediaroom.com/posts/7/Michael-Francis

No mention of a Mrs. Francis. That may be the problem.


11 posted on 06/18/2012 6:03:26 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: jimbo123

Yeah I hear that tooo Jimbo I hear Ellen ads is not do too good there might be agreement that maybe didn’t work out Ellen get big pay check out of it


12 posted on 06/18/2012 6:04:50 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: jimbo123

Ive talked to people who worked in Penneys

They hated him...


13 posted on 06/18/2012 6:05:13 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: jimbo123

Guess I’ll make sure I wont be shopping at that heterophobic department store.

Back to Walmart for me where they sell guns, books about God and the workers are happy even though the democrats tell them they should not be.

Stay away from Target. It’s a liberal store. The only books they carry are Ellen and Michelle Obama. No God books and they call their Christmas Trees “holiday trees”.

Target banned the boy scouts from collecting money in front of the store but Walmart welcomes them.


14 posted on 06/18/2012 6:06:13 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Should Obama recuse himself from making any decisions on immigration?)
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To: tumblindice

It looks like J.C.Penney has lightened up of Francis!


15 posted on 06/18/2012 6:06:55 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: tumblindice

Well the top JCP honcho is from Apple.
Is he a buddy of Tim Cook?


16 posted on 06/18/2012 6:07:02 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: jimbo123
more proof that pandering to the filthy1% is BAD for the bottom line...
17 posted on 06/18/2012 6:09:43 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: tsowellfan

One thing you left off about Target: most anything they carry, Walmart has cheaper. (At least in my neck of Iowa/Illinois.)


18 posted on 06/18/2012 6:11:25 PM PDT by Category Four (Joy, Fun, the Joke Proper, and Flippancy ... Flippancy is the best of all.)
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To: tsowellfan

FReepers aren’t allowed to shop at WM.
All their stuff is from China.

I kept a running log of all the places that FReepers aren’t allowed to shop.

It finally got down to the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores.

Then somebody posted an anti-Catholic screed and we were totally out of business.


19 posted on 06/18/2012 6:11:39 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: jimbo123
Won't set foot in JCP since they hired Ellen Degenerate as a spokesman. And then to have this male homosexual ad at Father's Day is just too much. JCP has spit in the face of American religious families with this crap.

I hope they have to close their stores. Pity on their employees, but this is too much. Why not open a Faggot Only department store and then see how far it gets. Can't believe they corrupted this formerly fine department store.

20 posted on 06/18/2012 6:12:10 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: Revolting cat!
I can see Francis in Guccis but not JCP's generic penny loafers. Whatever they are, yeah--he's even lighter now!
21 posted on 06/18/2012 6:12:50 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: jimbo123

I like JCP to shop. I rarely watch TV so I’ve never seen “gay ads” from them, but didn’t they begin a mktg strategy of “everyday low prices, no sales”? Was that Francis’ idea? The article doesn’t attribute his ousting to any particular thing, but I think that whole campaign pretty much backfired.


22 posted on 06/18/2012 6:13:48 PM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: jimbo123

I’m sure he got a good severance package.

Some other PC company will pick him up on waivers.


23 posted on 06/18/2012 6:15:28 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: jimbo123

Normal people don’t shop where the homosexual is the preferred customer.


24 posted on 06/18/2012 6:16:54 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: jimbo123

Normal people don’t shop where the homosexual is the preferred customer.


25 posted on 06/18/2012 6:17:25 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: jimbo123

Well my friend (she’s an avid christian) works for JCP and hate for her to lose her job. Let the gay loving management lose theirs instead. Old man Penney would be rolling in his grave to see this pervy nonsense come to his stores.


26 posted on 06/18/2012 6:18:23 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: jimbo123

Guess the hate American families campaign didn’t work??


27 posted on 06/18/2012 6:20:46 PM PDT by bray (Power to We the People)
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To: jimbo123

And there is no J.C.Penney store in San Fagsisco, certainly nowhere near the Queerland district there!


28 posted on 06/18/2012 6:22:01 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Tennessee Nana

I was in Penneys last weekend. I had a gift card to spend.
First salesperson I ran into I asked
“Where’s the leather boutique?”-
She understood,and looked sympathic.


29 posted on 06/18/2012 6:22:05 PM PDT by Vinnie (A)
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To: nascarnation
Don't know, sorry. But he made 8 months of 42 million a year, plus benefits, and was hobnobbing with some real players. Problem is, real players don't shop at Penneys. Maybe local players .... He'll wind up on either coast as a marketing manager for a store/client base that can appreciate and celebrate his, uh, taste.
30 posted on 06/18/2012 6:22:16 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: jimbo123

Smart businessmen avoid controversial social issues. This guy is a fool.


31 posted on 06/18/2012 6:22:43 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: jimbo123

Well so much for the Christmas Carole “Deck The Halls” ....


32 posted on 06/18/2012 6:23:19 PM PDT by SkyDancer
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To: tsowellfan

Thanks for the info.


33 posted on 06/18/2012 6:23:58 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: jimbo123

I guess I missed the gays ads. What were they?


34 posted on 06/18/2012 6:25:14 PM PDT by Half Vast Conspiracy (I made a prank call...pretended I was a mime.)
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To: bray

So the Heterophobic Marketing Strategy didn’t work out so well? What a shock.


35 posted on 06/18/2012 6:25:18 PM PDT by Brownie63
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To: workerbee

I really like JC Penny, too. I can get nicer (thicker) t-shirts for the fellas for a darn good price, many times better than the prices at Wally-world and they are of thicker material and better quality.

They have Dockers and such for a good price and it is cleaner than Wally World. Also, JCP is fantastic for low-cost drapes and such.


36 posted on 06/18/2012 6:27:23 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

JC Penney President Mike Francis Came, Saw, Collected $10 Million, And Quit Nine Months Later
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/jc-penney-president-mike-francis-came-saw-collected-10-million-and-quit-nine-months-later


37 posted on 06/18/2012 6:28:11 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

“Some other PC company will pick him up on waivers.”

Maybe SelectComfort. Since SCSS went all PC on Rush’s description of a whore as a whore, they’ve completely reorganized their marketing department. And their stock price is down about 25%.


38 posted on 06/18/2012 6:28:11 PM PDT by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

39 posted on 06/18/2012 6:28:11 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Third Person

“Faggotry is bad for business.”

I think it was a Rasmussen Poll that showed that only 2% - 3% of Americans are gay. (It seems like more because of their in-your-face militantism.) And 75% of Americans are opposed to homosexuality. You’d think this Penney exec would’ve done his due diligence before venturing on this theme. Nothing like pissing off 75% by catering to 2% of ‘em.

In the last catalog we got, there was a full two-page spread of boys/young men - about six of them. Not one caucasion in the bunch; all were black (maybe one/some Hispanic). Per Juan Williams, only about 8% of the population is black. Again... they’re catering to less than 10% of ut Americans.

How stupid IS this guy? No big shock they’re sinking like a rock.


40 posted on 06/18/2012 6:28:45 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

41 posted on 06/18/2012 6:29:57 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
The stock is down nearly 50% since early February.

buh-bye

42 posted on 06/18/2012 6:31:56 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: jimbo123

I have always liked JCP because they are moderately priced and they have a Big and Tall section - anyone that doesn’t carry 2XLT is of no use to me. What I don’t understand though is that they do not carry mens’ underwear bigger than XL......are fat people supposed to go without drawers? I have to get them at Wally World.

Let’s see if they rethink the idea that pandering to 2% of the population (with a large chunk of the 2% that wouldn’t be caught dead in a JCP) is a fabulous plan....though they are probably just fishing for a bailout from the first queer president.


43 posted on 06/18/2012 6:32:20 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Hope springs eternal - maybe the Bucs will break .500 this year)
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To: nascarnation

I guess all we have left are the Amish Shoppes in Lancaster, PA


44 posted on 06/18/2012 6:33:02 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Should Obama recuse himself from making any decisions on immigration?)
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To: Revolting cat!

Right, those guys strong-arm people into getting what they want, until the hype dies down and then they are gone! Typical liberal tactic!


45 posted on 06/18/2012 6:36:11 PM PDT by ForAmerica (Texas Conservative Christian Black Man!)
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To: Some Fat Guy in L.A.
What I don’t understand though is that they do not carry mens’ underwear bigger than XL......are fat people supposed to go without drawers?

That's funny that you mention that. I was with a friend (who looks just like Fred Flintstone with the personality & character of George on Seinfeld) when he went to JCP for the same reason. Big and Tall. He also complained that they don't sell the underwear.

46 posted on 06/18/2012 6:37:28 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Should Obama recuse himself from making any decisions on immigration?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

You couldn’t think of a different metaphor in this case?! ;^)


47 posted on 06/18/2012 6:41:25 PM PDT by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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To: jimbo123

It,s a GAY company now.......wouldn’t,t buy ANYTHING there.


48 posted on 06/18/2012 6:43:08 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: laweeks

(Won’t set foot in JCP since they hired Ellen Degenerate as a spokesman. And then to have this male homosexual ad at Father’s Day is just too much. JCP has spit in the face of American religious families with this crap.)

That is one reason I don’t shop at Penney’s plus, if you have been in a store lately, they look like a bargain basement store. My friend told about going to one over the weekend, she said they don’t intend to go back. Absolutely shoddy display of items.


49 posted on 06/18/2012 6:43:22 PM PDT by GrannyK
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They had T WO DADS for Father,s Day.....TWO mom,s for mothers Day.....YUK!!!!


50 posted on 06/18/2012 6:44:33 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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