A few weeks ago when Christmas Advertising was just beginning to spread out, chain of department stores J.C. Penney presented a Christmas Ad with comedian Ellen DeGeneres and three elves. The spot caused the rage of “One Million Moms”.
“One Million Moms” is a nonprofit organization created by the American Family Association with the main purpose of promoting conservative fundamentalist Christian values. On December 4, the organization posted on their official websites the following message “JCP has made their choice to offend a huge majority of their customers again. Christians must now vote with their wallets.”
With a shock from the members of the company, they proceed to review the spot looking for offensive material. A spokeswoman of the organization explained that the ad’s content had nothing to do, instead was Ellen DeGeneres the issue. The group described DeGeneres as a “strong gay activist” and asked the company for withdrawing her from the campaign.
“They wanted to get me fired and I am proud and happy to say that J. C. Penney stuck by their decision to make their spokesperson” DeGeneres said to her audience on her daily morning show.
Almost 35 years after “Grease” actors John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John return to the spotlight thanks to Music Video “I Think You Might Like It”. The Christmas themearound the song is one of the aspects that has caused this video gone viral.
Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta.
35 years ago, John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John made everyone dance with the Movie Musical “Grease”. Year has past, and each one of them turn separate ways.
John Travolta took the acting train and with the years he has become a well positioned actor in the film industry with majestic performances in “Saturday Night Fever”, “Pulp Fiction”, “Get Shorty”, “The General’s Daughter” and “Hairspray”.
Meanwhile, Olivia Newton-John took the singing train. The british singer scaled on the American Music Industry with singles like “Have you ever been mellow?” and “Physical”, this last one stay for 10 weeks in the number 1 position on Billboard. The singer had a notorious performance on Tv show Glee next to character Sue Sylvester portrayed by actress Jane Lynch, the two of them perform a new version of Newton-John hit “Physical”.
Both of them had to live very dramatic episodes on their lives. In 1992 Newton-John was diagnosed with breast cancer, the disease that forced her to cancel an upcoming tour, and put her through drastic measures for her health. She is now a cancer survivor and activist fighting pro-treatment and prevention of breast cancer. We can talk about the allegations about Travolta’s gay rumors, but nothing can compare to the tragedy the actor lived in 2009. While traveling with his family in The Bahamas, John Travolta’s son, Jett had a seizure in the bathtub and died. The actor latest confirmed his son had autism and the Kawasaki disease which was discovered as an infant. Jett had a history of previous seizures.
Why are we exploring in Travolta’s and Newton-John life? Because the music video you can watch at the end of the post, has had many opinions of being mediocre and low budget. And it is true, when you watch it, you can see an unprepared choreography, bad acting from the extras and the cliche scene from the meeting at the airport. But, in the other hand, there are facts that overcome the quality of the video.
The budget for the video was $12,000 invested by both of the actors. All the proceeds coming from the sale of the album “This Christmas: John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John” will be destined to Jett Travolta Foundation and Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre in Melbourne, Australia.