Muppets Ditch Anti-Gay Chick-Fil-A

0 Posted by - July 24, 2012 - Career & Business, Economics, Film & Television, Food, Beverage & Drugs, Money, Religion

kermit the frog muppet muppets muppet movie 2011 jim henson 300x225 Muppets Ditch Anti Gay Chick Fil ALast Friday, the company behind beloved shows such as “Fraggle Rock,” “Labyrinth,” and “The Muppets,” severed ties with Chick-Fil-A due to the fast food chain’s CEO’s opposition to same sex marriage.

According to “Muppets” fan siteToughPigs.com, The Jim Henson Company had partnered with Chick-Fil-A to feature Jim Henson’s Creature Shop toys — “essentially a plastic tube with cut-out features for customizing your own puppet” — in their kid’s meals from mid-July until August 18th.

However, on Friday, the Jim Henson Company posted the following statement to theirFacebook 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. (http://www.glaad.org/)

CONTINUED at the Huffington Post.

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