One Million Moms, a subset of the American Family association, is well known across the internet for its campaigns against various "indecent" subjects including soup commercials featuring same-sex couples, and Oreo commercials.
One Million Moms interestingly does not contain one million members, nor does it contain very many moms, as well over half of its membership consists of men.
But it does contain plenty of homophobia, as evidenced in a recent campaign that the group launched against Uber Eats and Queer Eye star Jonathan Van Ness.
The ad, which features Van Ness and Olympic gymnast Simone Biles in the same outfit doing gymnastics and then ordering food together, was torn apart with aggressive transphobia by OMM:
"Casting a cross-dresser in its ads screams liberal agenda and turns off potential Uber Eats customers. …Shame on Uber Eats for attempting to brainwash viewers with an agenda instead of focusing on providing a helpful service, especially during a pandemic."
"Instead of making audiences lose their appetite by glamorizing a LGBTQ lifestyle, Uber Eats should focus on what it does and remain neutral on controversial issues.
"For anyone curious or struggling with his or her sexual identity, watching someone prance around in the opposite sex's clothing is not the answer."
One Million Moms targets @UberEats over @jvn ads and I COULDN’T BE MORE PROUD!!! #NoHate #LoveWins https://t.co/32HaX5zPZE— Bobby Berk (@Bobby Berk) 1604022967.0
To paraphrase @itsSHANGELA: “One Million” Moms will NEVER be glam because they are not that type of girl. https://t.co/VWq81CKzot— Flopiana Gagatrondra (@Flopiana Gagatrondra) 1604165291.0
@NBCNews That one million moms are not good moms.— Patricia Arquette (@Patricia Arquette) 1604220356.0
Hysterical Religious Bigotry Group, One Million Moms accuses Uber of glamorizing 'LGBTQ lifestyle' for having Queer… https://t.co/lejEZBUR5n— Jamie Gray (@Jamie Gray) 1604162763.0
LGBTQ Person: Exists One Million Moms: THEY'RE PUSHING THE GAY AGENDA!!!! #LGBTQ https://t.co/0u9kPP4uwM— Donna get-vaccinated Leahey (she/her) (@Donna get-vaccinated Leahey (she/her)) 1604164121.0
However, Uber Eats was not about to stand down without a response.
A spokesperson from Uber Eats, in an email to Queerty, stated:
"At Uber Eats, we're unapologetically committed to representing the flavor spectrum. From tacos to talent, we like it spicy."
"JVN and Simone serve gymnastic prowess and ferosh self-confidence, qualities millions of moms everywhere can—and do—support."
@NBCNews Like that group isn’t trying to shove their agenda down America’s collective throat? Please.— Anne Van Acker (@Anne Van Acker) 1604021809.0
@NBCNews Nobody is pushing anything! Mr. Van Ness has as much a right to be represented on tv and where ever as th… https://t.co/6OxdsfEtWk— Anita Hauer (@Anita Hauer) 1604037467.0
@NBCNews So I know alot of LGBTQ people and have for decades. Friends, family, coworkers.....and I am still me. I… https://t.co/hZZHRIkcqN— TabulaRasa (@TabulaRasa) 1604023140.0
@NBCNews Give me a break. I don’t really understand the commercials because they don’t make me think of Uber Eats,… https://t.co/pQMc82lvfs— Jessica (@Jessica) 1604061389.0
@NBCNews Oh, c'mon Million Moms. Catch up with the world, honey lambs. This is nothing but pure love and acceptance… https://t.co/5obRyHUrsW— Nancy Johnston (@Nancy Johnston) 1604022021.0
The petition that One Million Moms is circulating in opposition to the ad interestingly only has 6,000 signatures—a mere fraction of the figure the group claims to represent.
@NBCNews I feel like One Million Mom's is pushing their intolerant bigotry on MY family, so I guess that means I deserve attention.— Ryan Emond 🇺🇸🇺🇲 (@Ryan Emond 🇺🇸🇺🇲) 1604021970.0
@NBCNews I love Jonathan Van Ness! I personally love being served the gay agenda! It's so much happier then bigotry… https://t.co/QmgVZyBuNK— . (@.) 1604024056.0
@NBCNews I fail to see how this campaign is “pushing “ an LGBT agenda on them. This is pure love and acceptance. Th… https://t.co/YPCLy7MOI7— Piper Mathews (@Piper Mathews) 1604054725.0
@NBCNews How many moms exactly? The name says "one million", but I believe it has been proven that the name is a di… https://t.co/CGK2qCff0A— Michelle Cunningham (@Michelle Cunningham) 1604027147.0
LGBTQ+ people—and Jonathan Van Ness especially—aren't going anywhere. The "One Million Moms" (or the 6,000 mostly men as the case may be) will need to adjust or simply be left behind.
One Million Moms has not replied to Uber Eats' statement.