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The Muppets Cut Ties With Chick-Fil-A Restaurant After President’s Anti-Gay Marriage Comments

The Muppets Cut Ties With Chick-Fil-A Restaurant After President's Anti-Gay Marriage Comments The entertainment company behind The Muppets has cut ties with restaurant Chick-Fil-A after the fast-food chain’s CEO revealed his anti-gay marriage stance.
The Jim Henson Company had partnered with the eatery to provide toys in their kid’s meals from mid July until August 18.
However, following Chick-Fil-A’s president Dan Cathy’s comments last week that his company supported families headed by heterosexual couples only, The Jim Henson Company said they would never work with the fast food giant again.

The Jim Henson Company, which is also behind popular shows such as Fraggle Rock and Labyrinth, posted that their were severing their ties with the restaurant on their Facebook page on Friday.

The company also said they would be dedicating their payment from Chick-Fil-A to the charity Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Discrimination.
Their full post, reported on the Huffington Post, read: ‘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.’

Source: The Daily Mail

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