After being vanquished by the mighty and hilarious Ellen DeGeneres, One Million Moms — the organization that sought a boycott of JCPenney because the retailer made DeGeneres its official spokeswoman — has licked its wounds and returned to the pop culture fray, determine once again to boycott something, anything, grrrr....Ryan Murphy's new NBC sitcom, The New Normal!
The show, whose promotional material begins, "These days, families come in all shapes and sizes — single dads, double moms, sperm donors, egg donors, and one-night-stand donors..." seems like a predictable target for an organization that couldn't even stomach a gender-switch issue of Archie. A Moms spokesperson made the group's intentions eye-rollingly clear with the following statement:
NBC is using public airwaves to continue to subject families to the decay of morals and values, and the sanctity of marriage in attempting to redefine marriage. These things are harmful to our society, and this program is damaging to our culture. Millions of Americans strongly believe that marriage should be between one man and one woman. NBC's The New Normal is attempting to desensitize America and our children.
Not the children! The tender, precious little children who certainly don't swear at each other over a rousing game of Mario Kart or get into protracted, classical arguments about who defecates the most — they must be spared from television troll Ryan Murphy before he forces all Americans to watch The New Normal at its precise airing time, just like the Riddler did in Batman Forever. Never mind that millions of Americans also "strongly believe" that marriage should be between any two consenting adults — One Million Moms is the only group authorized by One Million Moms to hold an opinion about marriage. So there, hmph!
In other news, Ryan Murphy couldn't choose from all the fucks he gives about One Million Moms and has, therefore, remained mum.