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Chick-Fil-A Gets Dumped By Kermit The Frog

by David Badash on July 22, 2012

in Celebrities,Civil Rights,News,Politics

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Chick-Fil-A just got dumped by Kermit The Frog and the hundreds of other characters over at The Jim Henson Company, who are cutting ties with the $4.5 billion Christian fast food retailer over the restaurant giant’s positions on same-sex marriage and LGBT civil rights.

The announcement was made by the 54-year old company that used to be named Muppets, Inc., via a note on their Facebook page:

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. Lisa Henson, our CEO is personally a strong supporter of gay marriage and has directed us to donate the payment we received from Chick-Fil-A to GLAAD.

The Henson Company was providing toys, “Jim Henson Creature Puppets,” for Chick-Fil-A kids’ meals.

Will NOM, the National Organization For Marriage, and the American Family Association now boycott Henson properties? Will Fraggle Rock be persona non grata? Will the anti-gay hate groups boycott Sesame Street — which isn’t technically isn’t part of Henson? Will the Family Research Council claim Muppets — also no longer Henson — are off-limits? Will we see an entire generation of home-schooled youngsters hostile to Kermit, Miss Piggy, The Dark Crystal, and The Skrumps?

We’ve reached out to GLAAD and will update you when we get their response.

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lorimakes July 22, 2012 at 9:19 pm

I doubt those christian types allow their kids to watch Sesame Street. They're infected with the gay and brown people.

COBBCITY July 23, 2012 at 6:39 am

While well intentioned, I need to question the research done on this story and it's headline, really. "The Jim Henson Company" does not own the Muppets. They sold all the rights to Walt Disney, which is why they changed their name from "Muppets, Inc." as the story states. They don't own the Sesame Street puppets (donated to Children's Television Workshop). "The Jim Henson Company" does not own the characters the story says dumped Chick-Fil-A. Kermit didn't dump anyone unless Walt Disney says so. You may want to revise.

Jim Hahn July 23, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Yeah! Even the muppets have what it takes to make an intelligent decision and dump bigotry.

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