Backlash: “The Muppets” Cut Ties With Chick-Fil-A Over Anti-Gay Stance While GOP Leaders Call For “Chick Fil-A Appreciation Day”

- By Bossip Staff

Are puppets smarter than Republicans?

Last Friday, the company behind beloved shows such as “Fraggle Rock,” “Labyrinth,” and “The Muppets,” severed ties with Chick-Fil-A due to the fast food chain’s CEO’s opposition to same sex marriage.

The Jim Henson Company posted the following statement to their Facebook page:

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.

With this, The Jim Henson Company joins the ranks of Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, who has vowed to block Chick-fil-A from opening a restaurant in the city.

However, not everyone is opposing Chik-Fil-A’s same-sex stance:

GOP leader Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas and Fox News host, has had enough of what he called the “vicious hate speech and intolerant bigotry” aimed at Chick-fil-A.

On his Facebook page, Huckabee announced that Aug. 1 will be “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day,” a day on which he is encouraging people to patronize the fast food chain.

Will you be joining the famous puppets to boycott the restaurant or will you be celebrating “Chick Fil-A Appreciation Day?”

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