The Muppets Yank Toys from Chick fil-A After Same-Sex Marriage Contro
Lovebirds for the ages, Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog, are all for equal opportunity -- and so is the rest of the Muppets gang. After the president of Chick fil-A stated his unequivocal opposition to gay marriage earlier this month, the Jim Henson company ended its relationship with the fried chicken giant, pulling Muppet toys from their kids' meals.
"The Jim Henson Company has celebrated and embraced diversity and inclusiveness for over 50 years and we have notified Chick fil-A that we do not wish to partner with them on any future endeavors," the Henson company said in a statement. "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." Meanwhile, signs have sprouted up Chick fil-A stores claiming the toys were pulled due to safety concerns, even though "there have not been any cases in which a child has been … injured." (Celebitchy)