The Jim Henson Company has announced that it will no longer partner with the Chick-Fil-A restaurant chain as a result of their anti-gay advocacy and the recent comments made by their CEO. On their Facebook Page, the Jim Henson Company posted the following:
The comments are interesting, trending toward positive the last I checked. Not a bad sign.
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. (http://www.glaad.org/)
Unfortunately for Chick-Fil-A, the best celebrity endorsement they could wrangle is Mike Huckabee. His attempt to create a “Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day” is frankly no Muppet Movie. Via Buzzfeed:
I ask you to join me in speaking out on Wednesday, August 1 “Chick Fil-A Appreciation Day.” No one is being asked to make signs, speeches, or openly demonstrate. The goal is simple: Let’s affirm a business that operates on Christian principles and whose executives are willing to take a stand for the Godly values we espouse by simply showing up and eating at Chick Fil-A on Wednesday, August 1.
Sorry, Huck, I’m be home that night, watching “The Muppet Show” on Netflix.