One Million Moms Will Not Fall Into the Gap
By Out.com Editors
Conservative activist group One Million Moms has been lashing out at the recent string of advertisements aimed directly at the LGBT community, including J.C. Penney's use of Ellen Degeneres as their spokesperson. A while back we noticed that Gap is one of those companies to take an inclusive stance by using actor Rory O'Malley (of the musical The Book of Mormon) and his boyfriend Gerold Schroeder in one of their "Be One" billboards, and the OMM has caught wind of this Earth-shattering scandal. They've issued a missive via their website to boycott the label until they've deprived innocent eyes the horrors of two grown (cute, might we add) men sharing a T-shirt. Per their website:
"In Los Angeles, CA, GAP has a billboard located downtown that reads: "GAP- BE BRIGHT- BE ONE" with two homosexual men pressed together under a shared t-shirt. They are hugging each other and facing the camera cheek-to-cheek. "BE ONE" is in large letters which emphasizes the same-sex relationship.
GAP Inc. Brands, including Old Navy, Banana Republic, Piperlime, and Athleta, does not deserve, nor will it get, money from conservative families across the country. Supporting GAP is not an option until they decide to remain neutral in the culture war. GAP needs to seriously consider how their immoral advertising affect the youth of our nation."
Looks like the OMM are gonna have to find a new place to get their comfy, supersoft jersey shirts. Maybe American Apparel. Probably not. Urban Outfitters? Hm...nope—not them either. Well, they'll always have K-Mart.