Famed Muppet character Miss Piggy is scheduled to receive her first award from the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum on June 4.
The annual awards ceremony, inaugurated in 2012, celebrates women who have broken gender barriers and continue to make outstanding contributions in their diverse fields of work.
“Moi is thrilled-but frankly, not surprised to be receiving this Sackler Center First Award,” Miss Piggy “said in a press release. “It is truly wonderful to be celebrated and share this honor with fellow legends, role models, and pioneers of female fabulosity. We rock!”
While Miss Piggy is not a typical nominee for a First Award, Board Chair and founder of the awards Elizabeth Sackler insists she embodies enough “spirit, determination and grit” to make her a perfect candidate.
“Miss Piggy, like Gloria Steinem, is an icon and very much her own person (so to speak). She is a celebrity, a personality, and embodies essential qualities that we, as humans, understand,” Sackler wrote in a statement. “Miss Piggy embodies exceptional spirit, determination, and grit, when needed, which has taught important lessons about overcoming obstacles to millions of young people, parents, grandparents–and virtually everyone who has ever watched this indomitable character on television or in films.”
Sackler told Breitbart News why Miss Piggy is a great role model for women all around the world.
“Miss Piggy is inspirational for young and old alike: she confronts obstacles with strength, sometimes grit, but she has a wonderful soft side – and of course, enormous confidence,” she said.
Previous recipients of the First Awards are Associate Justice Sandra O’Connor, Connie Chung, and Anita F. Hill to name a few.
The Daily Beast’s Erin Cunningham recently called Miss Piggy “The Gloria Steinhem of the Muppet World,” saying she’s “confident, driven, and fights for what she wants. She embraces her ‘extra fabulous’ looks and is unapologetically outspoken. And she doesn’t care what you think about it.”
Miss Piggy is scheduled to give a brief speech following the award presentation, given by Sackler, and a 20-minute video that highlights her career will follow.
The Muppet’s character will then hit the stage with feminist author and activist Ms. Steinem for an interview. Created by Jim Henson, The muppet’s have been captivating audiences for more than 60 years,
They have starred in eight feature films and Emmy Award-winning TV series and specials.
Breitbart News confirmed Kermit the Frog will be in attendance for the upcoming award ceremony.