The Muppets Enter the Arena of Social Issues and Dumps Chik-Fil-A in the Process
Los Angeles, California – Disney, which now owns the lovable “Muppet” characters, has frankly severed their long-standing relationship with Chik-Fil-A.
At issue was the founder Dan Cathy’s support of traditional marriage in an interview with the Baptist Press.
As it turns out, Cathy Henson, CEO of the Henson Company, is a supporter of gay marriage. Sadly, Henson has decided that the differing political position makes cooperation impossible and directed the company to issue the following statement: “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.”
This is the latest in a huge backlash to comments made by the president Dan Cathy when he said his company is ‘very much supportive of the family,’ but only when it involves heterosexual couples in an interview with the conservative newspaper Baptist Press.