Pro-Ellen site more than doubles One Million Moms

New Facebook page quickly surpasses 100,000 members and still growing

Pro-Ellen site more than doubles One Million Moms
10 February 2012

Ellen DeGeneres is finding out just how popular she is.

After the anti-gay group OneMillionMoms.com called for J.C. Penney to fire the television personality because she is a lesbian, public support for DeGeneres has soared.

DeGeneres pointed out on her daytime talk show this week that One Million Moms actually has a membership of about 40,000.

'They're rounding to the nearest million, and I get that,' she joked.

The new Facebook page, '1 Million People who support Ellen for J.C. Penney,' has quickly doubled that as it surpassed 100,000 followers just before noon PST on Friday (10 February).

Membership had more than doubled in the previous 12 hours.

'Literally several people liking per second… no one else has that approval rating!' wrote follower Rob Wendel.

Another supporter, Caitlyn Hoppe, wrote: 'Seeing this page double in a matter of hours brought tears to my eyes. Some faith in humanity has been restored today. Thank you JCP and Ellen!

Several supporters wrote that they would be going out of their way to shop at J.C. Penney because the retail chain has stood by its decision to hire DeGeneres.

'I know where I'm going for some new jeans!' wrote Kenny Pick. 'Well handled Ellen & JC Penny! Don't let the bigots win!'

Wrote Lisa Taggart Altman: 'Now we MUST put our money where our posts are! It's one thing to talk but another to SHOP! I'll post my receipts here after our weekend shopping trip to J.C.Penney this weekend. How many others will do the same?'

On her talk show Wednesday, DeGeneres thanked J.C. Penney and the public for its support.

HAVE YOUR SAY

MORE TOP STORIES

No thumbnail available

Is this the best night out in London for lesbians?

GSN was at the first ever Lesbian Prom held in Scala, Kings Cross, and with Charli XCX performing, it did not disappoint
Billy Ray Cyrus always 'very open-minded' about pansexual daughter Miley Cyrus
No thumbnail available

Rosie O'Donnell to have dinner with Kirk Cameron

But talk show host says she doesn't want to engage in 'biblical ping pong'
No thumbnail available

Ana Matronic reveals Miss Piggy was her inspiration

Scissor Sisters front woman says porkly Muppet Miss Piggy had the biggest impact on her as a performer
No thumbnail available

'You're making Ellen sad': The best gay marriage signs

Gay marriage debate finds its sense of humor with protest placards that think outside the box
No thumbnail available

It Gets Better is too white, says Pakistani-American

A gay Pakistani-American has recorded a YouTube response to the It’s Get Better project in which he criticises the mono-ethnic appearance of the series and talks about the unique challenges of 'queer folk of colour'
No thumbnail available
No thumbnail available

Gay man announced as Batwoman’s new writer

In an effort to stop accusations of homophobia, the global comic book company has hired an openly gay writer
No thumbnail available

Gay man forced to reveal HIV status at job center

A 22-year-old said he was humiliated when he was told by an advisor he would have to disclose his HIV to any staff he met
No thumbnail available

London gay activists will protest Dolce and Gabbana for 'siding with the Vatican'

It will be held outside D&G's flagship store in the UK capital