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.
Been there twice, not a fan at all but maybe I could force one down for the anti-boycott.
Suddenly I’m VERY hungry for a chicken sandwich.
“Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy, supplied their Creature Shop Muppet toys to Chick-Fil-A for children’s meal packages”
Give them plastic swords and rubber knives instead. That will drive the liberals nuts.
I've seen 2% published. And yet there was a story not too long ago where a poll was claiming most Americans thought queers were 25% of the population. They wish.
Bye Bye Mr. Cookie Monster ~ we’ll all wave as he gets flushed down the toilet.
Actually it’s the low side of less than .5%. The problem is in the sample selection ~ they disqualify everybody who refuses to say anything about sex. That’s quite a few folks.
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They keep adding letters to bump up the %. First it was Gay and Lesbian GL...something, then GLBT (include bi and trannies), then GLBTQ (add “questioning”), and now there is even another letter for a new category (forgot what is is though).
Didn’t you hear, Ernie left Bert for Rubber Ducky, Ernie told him that “you’re the one.”
Bert and Ernie are pillow biters, Snuffy is a heroin addict, Oscar is OWS, the Count is a pimp, and the Muppet band are all trippin’.
So next time a CEO is being interviewed by the media doing a personal profile, as almost all successful business people are, you believe when asked by the interviewer, the CEO should just say, "Naw, I, just stick to the business of cooking chicken. I aint no human being with my own thoughts."
So with your thoughts, We can no longer share our ideas and thoughts with the media if asked or has nothing to do with our business?"
But of course we get punished if God forbid, our statement is not politically correct in today's society. It appears many Americans really do not believe in free speech
Does anyone even watch the muppets any more?
Them Muppets are perverts, always have been. True Story. I saw Grover, Bert and Ernie do things to a cute little stripper at the Great Alaskan Bush Company in Anchorage that was downright inhumane. She was trying to dance to a Crystal Gale song, Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue. When they were done with her the song was Don’t It Make My Fuzzy Nose Brown. The Muppets should be, if they aren’t already, registered sex offenders.
Who’s surprised the Muppets would support gay marriage? Those dudes spend all day with someone’s hand up their ass.
SEC ACC Football won’t be dropping them
Chik-Fil-A is a private run company. Since when is talking about traditional values and normal life an opinion that needs to be kept to self. They have supported programs for marriage for many years. Originally, I suppose they supported the programs because of the faltering of the family and rising divorce. Now marriage is being bastardized and being made unrecognizable. Mr. Cathy only reaffirmed where they have been all the time and did not refuse to serve anyone. The Muppets are the ones who made the move away from the norm and decided who they would not serve. They now have to find a way to market their product in a different way to children. Now parents know where Muppets stand and can make their decisions accordingly. Standing for the normal and traditional is not something to be chastised for.
The Muppets are now owned by Disney. That should be enough to explain everything.
I’d say puppets ought to stay out of politics, but then what would the Dems do with Obama?
I can imagine that we will soon be seeing the Jerry Sandusky muppet joining the ranks of Miss Piggy, Kermit the Frog, and the Swedish Chef.
Be a bit hard for Jim to do it.. But exactly. The almighty question: What is going to happen when gays and feminists run headlong into Muslims? The trifecta of liberal religions.. White straight men are evil, unless they are Muslim.
The death penalty for being gay? Shhh, shhh, don’t talk about that. Covering a woman from head to toe, lest someone’s eyes glance towards them and she be murdered in the street like a rabid dog? Shh, shh, don’t talk about that. Girls raped because they learned how to spell their name? Shh, shh, don’t talk about that.
If someone pulled the stool out from under liberals, I have no idea how they’ll fall. Because without double standards, they have no standards at all.
Go ahead and peek around out there - there are gays who are defending the child molester of Penn State, saying a ten year old boy should be able to make his own choices, while saying at the same time we should be toleration of goat herders who kill women in the streets for daring to speak a word to another man.
Marriage is the union of a man and a woman. The worst mistake ever made was done by our presumptive nominee, when the Massachusetts State Supreme court through down the gauntlet, stating that every single marriage in Massachusetts was unconstitutional unless gays were included. The only response was to call the bluff and say ‘sounds good to me, Massachusetts no longer is in the marriage business.’
Let us gather behind the one who betrayed every marriage in the United States and cheer him on. Oh, right, shh, shh, don’t talk about that...
Hey, look at that, we’re finally compromising with liberals by sharing their standards.
Didn’t know Muppets stuff was still in production. Maybe they can help JCPenny back on their feet.
My youngest child watched Sesame St. back when it was just for kids. Since they started brain-washing for the libs, I won’t let my grandchildren watch it. The watch the old “violent” cartoons that are actually entertaining. Bugs Bunny, Tom & Jerry, Daffy Duck. I also choose good movies to show them.
Didn’t Henson make a movie about a man who didn’t know if he was homo or not? IN AND OUT. What a name!
Nah that was Frank Oz.
Chik Filet is roped into a dumb discussion. Why did a restaurant get roped into a discussion about gays?
Whoop-dee-frickin’-doo. The muppets aren’t funny anymore anyway.
How can you be a conservative and take the middle ground on this issue?
Keep in mind ... the owner of Chick-Fil-A didn't just start parading around his opinion. He was asked a question about it and he answered it. The media are the ones making this a big deal.
I certainly will think twice about letting my child watch Sesame Street after this.