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Video: JC Penney CEO Defends Ellen DeGeneres

| by Michael Allen

JC Penney CEO Ron Johnson defended his new spokeswoman Ellen DeGeneres on 'CBS This Morning' on Thursday (video below).

Johnson said: “She shares the same values that we do. Our company was founded 110 years ago on the golden rule, as about treating people fair and square, just like you’d be treated yourself. We think that Ellen represents the values of our company and the values that we share.”

Even though the conservative group 'One Million Moms' is campaigning to have DeGeneres fired, Johnson said: “It’s been unbelievably wonderful to work with someone who is so kind, so gracious, so funny, who just I think captures what America is about."