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Uber Eats Claps Back At One Million Moms For Having Meltdown Over Ads Featuring 'Queer Eye' Star

Uber Eats Claps Back At One Million Moms For Having Meltdown Over Ads Featuring 'Queer Eye' Star
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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."

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."

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.

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.