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What is Facebook's Obsession with Ellen DeGeneres?

Perhaps not Facebook's obsession, exactly, but that's where I see the ads. Plastered ALL over Facebook are these ads that screech, "Ellen LIED!" or talk about "Ellen's secrets" and Ellen this and Ellen that. Some of them seem negative and some of them seem positive. Of course I would NEVER click on one, because they seem quite stupid and ridiculous, and I don't want to encourage Facebook--there are already an astonishing number of ads on Facebook, already.

But I just don't understand what is up with all the Ellen stuff. Ellen DeGeneres seems like a really nice lady; very sweet and kind to the guests on her show, happily married to Portia deRossi, no scandals, no "celebrity feuds" or weird dust-ups. She just seems like a kind, intelligent and hilariously funny woman. Are these ads trying to stir up controversy because she is gay? I see that as such a non-issue, but some people just get obsessed about it. Maybe it is a non-issue, and the ads are just trying to capitalize on her popularity.

Anyway, I'm not clicking. I think she's a cool gal and I am disgusted by all the weird crap on Facebook about her. I hope they move along to talking about somebody else, or maybe get some sense and not be all up in anyone's business...that'll be the day, huh?

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Debbie wrote on February 13, 2015, 5:32 PM

I'm not sure what it is all about but I've seen the same type of ad for Opreh Winfrey. I reckon it's something about dieting, it'll be summat and nowt anyway I suspect

rosepetal wrote on February 13, 2015, 8:00 PM

I guess one way to click on their ad is to try and trash a celebrity and once you do, it is not what the story or ad is about at all. A sneaky attention getter I believe.

FourWalls wrote on February 13, 2015, 8:33 PM

I wouldn't click on such an ad, either. It's like the ads that take over my iPad and automatically open my App Store: the one sure-fire way to get me to NEVER download an app is to do something deceptive.

BTW, the ad is for make-up, according to a Google search.

BarbRad wrote on February 13, 2015, 10:19 PM

I don't spend much time on Facebook and I don't pay much attention to celebrities, so I would be unlikely to click such an ad.

GemOfAGirl wrote on February 14, 2015, 1:32 AM

I think those ads are just trying to capitalize on her popularity. The people that post those know that I (along with everyone else) absolutely adore her. She seems like one of those people you just want to hang around with and talk to, perhaps tipping back a drink or two. Advertisers definitely know what people like.

JohnRoberts wrote on February 14, 2015, 11:04 AM

Ellen doesn't seem the type to be used for ad come ons. There's nothing controversial about her. The Kardashians, yes.

valmnz wrote on February 14, 2015, 5:42 PM

I've seen those ads too and was hoping you mght be able to tell me what they're about emoticon :smile: I've resisted looking so far.

midastouch wrote on February 15, 2015, 2:10 AM

People are making money with those ads and that's why facebook is promoting them
they do not originate from facebook as a Company