One Million Moms Goes After I Am Jazz
One Million Moms, the right-wing group that has attacked many LGBT-supportive TV programs, comic books, and ad campaigns, is now going after the reality show featuring transgender teenager Jazz Jennings.
The TLC show I Am Jazz “is attempting to normalize the transgender lifestyle and make it appear OK while using a young cast member to lure a young audience,” reads a post on the One Million Moms website. The cable channel “is attempting to desensitize America’s youth,” the post continues, and it also attacks Jazz’s parents for supporting her gender transition “instead of giving guidance to the confused child.” Jazz, now 14, was assigned male at birth but has identified as female since her early childhood.
The group urges its supporters to contact Revlon, the maker of Mitchum deodorant, which advertises on the show, and demand that the company end its sponsorship.
One Million Moms is a project of the virulently anti-LGBT American Family Association, which has been designated a hate group by the progressive Southern Poverty Law Center because of the damaging misinformation it spreads. There are most likely far fewer than a million mothers in One Million Moms; its Facebook page has about 75,000 “likes.”
The group hasn’t had a lot of success with its campaigns, which include a failed effort to have Ellen DeGeneres fired as a JCPenney spokeswoman. Its Facebook page does note a recent success, though, with ChristianMingle.com agreeing to pull its ads from the TV Land show Impastor, in which a young man trying to elude loan sharks poses as a gay minister in a small town.