Thursday, February 9, 2012

One Million Morons

Basically you are a moron to start with in any case if you think that the number forty thousand in any way, shape or form conforms to the number one million. But that's not the main point. The main point is that religion rots the brain. Today's perfect example comes to you courtesy of JC Penney.

As you may have heard, this billion dollar company (if they still are above the billion mark at this point in the recession) have recently hired a new celebrity spokesperson, Ellen Degeneres. With my limited awareness of what JCP offers by way of ladieswear and Degeneres' public image I have to say they've made a pretty good choice. I think she'll be a great spokesperson for them. Not everyone agrees, though. A gaggle of women with too much free time, all of them no doubt good Christians, have taken it upon themselves to protest this affront against decency. They claim, and I quote:

By jumping on the pro-gay bandwagon, JC Penney is attempting to gain a new target market and in the process will lose customers with traditional values that have been faithful to them over all these years ... The majority of JC Penney shoppers will be offended and choose to no longer shop there.

Here's where religion rots your brain. Supposing that these people aren't just trolling, we have to accept that they actually believe this. How stupid can you get? It goes without saying that what they imagine cannot possibly be the case. IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING. This is a huge company that we're talking about here. Huge. A retail giant. It is completely and utterly one hundred percent safe to take it as given that before extending this offer to Degeneres, the relevant powers that be at JCP have done ridiculous amounts of market research, focus group testing, polling etc in order to find out who among those celebrities they could reasonably expect to hire would be the most useful and beneficial for their brand. So no, the majority of their customers will not be offended and will not choose to shop elsewhere. This has already been determined - before the position was offered to Degeneres.

It goes without saying. Can't people at least try to use their brains a little?

Sheesh, humans. But at least the One Million Moronic Moms have taken down their Facebook post ... after most of those who commented totally disagreed with them. There may still be some hope for humanity.

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