The love between a Weirdo and a chicken is a beautiful thing. And no less significant than the love that comes between two humans of the opposite sex.
At least that's the message The Jim Henson Company sent when it announced it was cutting ties with fast food franchise Chick-fil-A over the chicken chain's CEO Dan Cathy's open stance against marriage equality.
This is the company, after all, that married Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy. How's that for marriage equality? They're not even of the same species.
This is the company, after all, that married Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy in The Muppet Movie. So how's that for marriage equality? They're not even of the same species.
Alas, the Muppets and their makers had a line of Jim Henson's Creature Shop children's toys in the Happy Meal equivalents at Chick-fil-A, but decided to pull the plug on the partnership instead. A day after the Muppets took their stance, a sign showed up in at least one Chick-fil-A in Texas, claiming that the Henson toys were actually "recalled" due to a "safety issue."
Sure. Safety issue.
"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," the company posted on its Facebook page.
Instead, Henson Company CEO Lisa Henson took the payment for the toys received from Chick-Fil-A and straight up donated it to the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) in order to support advancement of positive GLBTQ images in the media.
Still having trouble giving up your delicious Chick-fil-A chicken sandwiches? Luckily, Hilah Cooking has the perfect "Chick-fil-Gay" alternative that is going to satisfy your cravings, save you some cash, and not evoke those nagging feelings of social guilt. That's something even the Swedish Chef can give a big "borka borka" to.
Otherwise, why not just go get a delicious Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit at Whataburger? They're at least open on Sundays . . .
Throw a penguin in the air, y'all. Cuz somebody's getting married . . . someday.