The repercussions of Chick-Fil-A coming out of the closetas a rainbow oppressor continue.
The Jim Henson Company that has the copyright for the popular Muppet characters, have provided Muppet toys that have been included in Chick-Fil-A children’s meals.
It announced via its Facebook page that it is severing its relationship with Chick-Fil-A specifically because of Dan Cathy’s comments in the Baptist Press interview. The even more delicious (pun intended) part of this story is that the check that Chick-Fil-A sent to the Henson company was forwarded as a donation to GLAAD.
“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. 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
Bigotry doesn’t pay Chick-Fil-A. But then again you’ll learn that lesson soon enough.