‘The Muppets’ Dump Chick-Fil-A Over Same-Sex Marriage!
I like to think I'm a pretty open-minded and accepting person, but man, I've got nothin' on The Muppets. They're a group of friends that includes a monster with a horrific nose, the worst comedian of all time—bear or otherwise, and a guy who is literally an animal.
And even beyond that, this nerd guy in the front probably talks about D&D all the time. UGH.
So why then was the parent company of the Muppets, the Jim Henson Company, set to provide toys for the kid's meals of Chick-Fil-A, a depressingly good chicken restaurant whose president, Dan Cathy, recently came out and plainly stated that no, his company does not believe in equal rights for gay people? That reads tome as contrary to the Muppets' ethos. In fact, Chick-Fil-A has been donating money to anti-gay groups for years.
Mm, the hatred is baked right in.
More to the point, Chick-Fil-A works against the gay community because they claim they're concerned about the sanctity of marriage. So how are you going to get together with the Jim Henson Company, who did THIS?
THIS IS THE END OF HUMAN MARRIAGE.
So the Henson Company has announced they're ending their relationship with Chick-Fil-A and donating all profits made from the Chick-Fil-A to the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. It's a great move for the Henson Company, because while Chick-Fil'A's hateful, cowardly president has every right to speak his mind, those who associate with him have every right to cut ties and shame him for it. And hopefully, this move will alert anyone unaware of the problems at Chick-Fil-A that there's something bad enough going on that the goddamn Muppets had to back away. I don't know if there's actually anything to back this up, but I like to think the Muppets hold a lot of power in swaying public opinion. I mean, they're so good and pure, they would never back a bad cause, right? I know I would never support a cause the Muppets didn't. In fact, I basically have no idea how to react to anything until the Muppets help me figure out my opinion.
I have no idea who to vote for until Doctor Teeth and the Electric Mayhem issue an endorsement.
Are you going to quit eating Chick-Fil-A? Let me know on twitter @mikeyfromsu or in the comments below!