Last week there was a public outing of chicken fast food vendor the Chick-Fil-A as homophobic; long rumoured to be anti-gay due to millions of dollars of contributions to right wing activist groups, last week the CEO confirmed the company is against marriage equality and generally anti-gay.
There was an outcry of support and pushback from the right and the left, including the Mayor of Boston questioning whether the chain should continue to expand there.
This weekend The Muppets ended their association with the chain.... YAY Kermit and gang!
According to a Facebook post made by The Jim Henson Company, they are getting out of the chicken game. The Muppet makers are dropping the hateful chicken sellers, and donating their payment from their partnership to a decidedly less evil cause.
Here’s the statement they released:
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/)
This is a great move by the Henson Company! You can still get your Creature Shop toys at Chick-fil-A for a few more weeks, but, uh, don't...