Muppets dump Chick-Fil-A in support of gay marriage? Apparently that’s the case. The Henson Company once supplied the controversial chicken slinging restaurant with toys for their children’s meals, items which featured numerous characters created by the late, great Jim Henson. However, following Dan Cathy’s admission that he only believes in marriage from a biblical perspective, the Muppets are apparently taking their beloved brand elsewhere. Given that the company openly supports the union between frog and pig, this makes perfect sense to me.
“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,” the company announced on their official Facebook page.
Although Chick-Fil-A has yet to comment on the Muppets’ departure, the restaurant did release a statement following the vast amount of backlash it received from Cathy’s Baptist Press interview. And while they didn’t backtrack on their stance regarding gay marriage, they did say they intend to treat people the same regardless of who they are or what they believe.
“The Chick-fil-A culture and service tradition in our restaurants is to treat every person with honor, dignity and respect – regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender,” the statement read. “We will continue this tradition in the over 1,600 Restaurants run by independent Owner/Operators. Going forward, our intent is to leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the government and political arena.”
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