Muppet Maven Yanks Toys from Chick-Fil-A Over Gay Marriage Stance
The Muppet brand continues to shed its apolitical cloth, fur and ping pong ball eyes.
Late last year, the rebooted "Muppets" movie cast an eeee-vil oil baron as its villain, and Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy let loose with an anti-Fox News gag during a press conference.
Now, Jim Henson Studios is yanking its toys from Chick-Fil-A restaurants because of the chain owner's opposition to gay marriage.
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.