Skip to comments.Muppets dump Chick-Fil-A to support gay marriage
Posted on 07/23/2012 8:45:18 PM PDT by markomalley
The Muppets are ending their relationship with fast food restaurant chain Chick-Fil-A in a show of support for gay marriage, the creators of the puppet troupe said on Monday.
"The Jim Henson Company has celebrated and embraced diversity and inclusiveness for over fifty years and we have notified Chick-Fil-A that we do not wish to partner with them on any future endeavors," the company said in a statement posted on their official Facebook page.
The Henson company, named after the creator of lovable characters like Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy, supplied their Creature Shop Muppet toys to Chick-Fil-A for children's meal packages but decided to sever ties after recent statements by the fast-food chain's Chief Executive Dan Cathy.
Cathy told the Baptist Press in a recent interview the company supported the "traditional family," and "the biblical definition of the family unit."
The Henson company, whose Muppet characters are hugely popular, said its Chief Executive Lisa Henson is a "strong supporter of gay marriage and has directed us to donate the payment we received from Chick-Fil-A to GLAAD," the company said in their statement.
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The Muppets have always been creepy unfunny garbage to me. Let ‘em stand with the Queer Nazis.
Same here, not a big fan here either, but I’ll still participate in the anti-boycott.
Muppets gone rouge .....
I’ve alwasy suspected some of them are shady characters.
Interesting that they’d alienate just the, what, 14% that are LGBT by doing so and yet pick up the rest of the population that isn’t? I bet that they’ll have more customers now.
I’ll be there both days.
So what’s next, Kermit and Miss Piggy in homosexual relationships?
Chick-Fil-A is riding high.
Gotta stop there...
Maybe Chick Fil A should add “frog’s legs” to their menu.
Go Chik-Fik-A! It’s good to see someone in the corporate world stand for biblical values.
The guy that invented them is a long hair hippy freak!!!
I was installing a new cannopy on the Ambassador Hotel in LA when this freak came up and asked me where he could find rthe muppets?
I responded, what the hell is a muppett, a hairlip puppet having never heard of a muppett and have no idea what one is today!
The hippy really got upset!!
Chik-Fil-A has a right to its opinion, and the muppet company has a right to its opinion as well. Honestly, I would much prefer if both simply stuff it and stick to making chicken and entertaining kids.
I could care less and I’ll still eat at Chick..
Go Chik-Fil-A! Its good to see a large chain stand for biblical values.
Tim Hawkins take- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsJHqstPuNo
From the people who have been denying for years that Bert and Ernie are anything more than good friends and roommates.
Coming to a TV near you Pro Faggetry Muppets i can hear the Parental locks clicking on TV’s across the nation And new muppet shows on PBS stations through out the Nation Paid for bu you know who !
Drop funding for PBS .....Damn did i say that out loud ?
I was never a big fan of Chik-Fil-A until now.
Chik-Fil-A is a great place.
The two nearest ones are 45 minutes away, but when I am in the area, I make it a point to stop there just to support them.
“embraced diversity and inclusiveness for over fifty years” but if we find someone committing THOUGHTCRIME we will ban him and shun him in the name of TOLERANCE.
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