Jim Henson Co. Will Donate Money

The Jim Henson Company has announced they will pull their toys out of Chick-Fil-A happy meals and donate the money to GLAAD.

The Muppets

The company that created The Muppets announced today it will pull all affiliation with Chick-fil-A over last week’s public announcement about their views on gay marriage.

“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,” said the company’s statement on their Facebook page.

Last week, Chick-fil-A’s president Dan Cathy told Biblical Recorder how they felt about gay marriage.

"We operate as a family business ... our restaurants are typically led by families; some are single. We want to do anything we possibly can to strengthen families. We are very much committed to that," Cathy said. "We intend to stay the course.”

He added that he feels their strict principles are an important thing to have in the United States.

Later in the week, actor Ed Helms spoke out about the controversy.

"Chick-fil-A doesn’t like gay people? So lame,” he tweeted. “Hate to think what they do to the gay chickens! Lost a loyal fan."

And the controversy just keeps going. The Jim Henson company supplies toys to Chick-fil-A happy meals and this new statement released by them effectively ends that relationship. In fact, the company went one step further by saying they would donate all their proceeds to a gay-friendly organization.

“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,” they said.

The statement has been shared almost 5,000 times as of Monday night.

Beyond the celebrities and companies speaking out against the fast-food chain’s announcement, social media has been trending with reaction from the news. The social media comments both support and speak against Chick-fil-A.

According to SeattlePi.com, Cathy later said, “We know that it might not be popular with everyone, but thank the Lord, we live in a country where we can share our values and operate on biblical principles.”

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Comments on "The Muppets are latest celebrities to boycott Chick-fil-A"

Tink Dee July 31, 2012 | 8:06 AM

Let's all ban together and boycott the Jim Henson company!! Finally no more muppets!! The muppet irony is too much. NO JIM HENSON YES Chic Fil A!

Joe K. Smith July 25, 2012 | 3:53 PM

All christians should boycot any thing to do with Jim Henson and the Muppets. What is he teaching our children? Shame on him.

Tiffany July 24, 2012 | 5:24 PM

Love how tolerant people are of everyone's opinion. Ed Helms - they never said they are against , they just stated they are for the biblical marriage. They are Christian organization - you do know that right? How come only one side's view is deemed as correct and the other side is not and should be blacklisted. Any boycott from freakish Hollywood will not stand in the real world. After all the voilence and absurd amount of money everyone in Hollywood seems to thrive in, it is about time the American public makes a stand against Hollywood and stop supporting those egotistical morons who love telling the public what to think and how we should be act.

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