A friend of mine asked me if I was covering a gay couple in my Love Style series. If I could cover anyone, I'd love to cover Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi (hey! I just noticed, they both have a De in front of their names), especially after another friend sent me the below video.
It seems there's been a bit of a kerfuffle about Ellen DeGeneres becoming a spokesperson for JC Penney — an actual petition against her actually. Seriously?
Ellen DeGeneres, who just took home a People's Choice award for her wildly popular talk show, joked – she is a comedian – that she's especially looking forward to the discount on T-shirts and crew socks.
The 54-year-old Ellen DeGeneres' style pretty much consists of sweaters or T-shirts, casual suits, sport jackets, and jeans – but she has to be able to dance in them!
After her lighthearted quips on the perks of the JC Penney gig, Ellen DeGeneres got serious, and addressed the backlash regarding on their choice of her as spokesperson in this video segment – well worth watching.
She ended with outlining what she stands for:
- Treating people the way you want to be treated
- Helping those in need
"To me those are the traditional values," Ellen said, "that's what I stand for."
Ellen DeGeneres got to the heart of what I try to incorporate here at StyleGoesStrong.com.
Style, real style, does not stand alone – it incorporates everything you are – what you stand for as well as what you stand in. And hopefully at some point everyone will walk a mile in someone else's shoes.
What is Ellen DeGeneres' style? Admirable.
I was cranky with JC Penney for their T-shirt about being too pretty to do homework, which I addressed here. But everyone can change their mind and their stance – JC Penney is standing behind their choice of Ellen DeGeneres (and not selling those T's anymore), so, like the messages Ellen references in the video, I'll be shopping there again too – although probably online. Once again, we're talking conscious purchase power here.
Don't forget — next week is Random Acts of Kindness Week: