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Sun Jul 22, 2012, 04:02 PM

Muppets end its partnership with Chick-fil-A over anti-gay sentiments

Muppets end its partnership with Chick-fil-A over anti-gay sentiments

The Jim Henson Company, the entertainment organization that traces its origins to the founding of The Muppets in 1958 by puppeteer Jim Henson, has ended its affiliation with Chick-fil-A over the restaurant chain’s anti-gay sentiments.

In an announcement posted on their Facebook page Friday, the company said it would donate its latest residual check to GLAAD, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation:

“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.”



The Muppets’ partnership with Chick-fil-A included selling its Creature Shop toys for the restaurant chain’s kids meals.



More:
http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2012/07/muppets-end-its-partnership-with-chick-fil-a-over-anti-gay-sentiments/

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Reply Muppets end its partnership with Chick-fil-A over anti-gay sentiments (Original post)
Ian David Jul 2012 OP
abolugi Jul 2012 #1
Ilsa Jul 2012 #2
YankeyMCC Jul 2012 #3
Rowdyboy Jul 2012 #4
Evasporque Jul 2012 #5

Response to Ian David (Original post)

Sun Jul 22, 2012, 04:41 PM

1. I'm so glad...


but I cringe at all the hate that will be forthcoming from the religious right...

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Response to Ian David (Original post)

Sun Jul 22, 2012, 08:04 PM

2. This is great news! nt

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Sun Jul 22, 2012, 08:12 PM

3. Always been a class organization those Muppets nt

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Response to Ian David (Original post)

Mon Jul 23, 2012, 02:00 AM

4. Thank you Ms Piggy, Kermit, Fozzie Bear, Swedish Chef and everybody else...

Glad you guys are on our side!

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Response to Ian David (Original post)

Tue Jul 24, 2012, 07:31 AM

5. Hate on gays...

Eat alone...

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