As reported yesterday, The Jim Henson Company, which created such characters and shows as The Muppets and Fraggle Rock, has renounced Chick-Fil-A and severed ties with the anti-gay company. In a statement, The Jim Henson Company announced:
“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.”
The Other 98%, a group on Facebook who believe that the economy and American democracy are being hijacked by an elite 2% that is selling out the American dream, took the statement from The Jim Henson Company and produced a meme that is now circulating on Facebook.
Although some of the comments about the Facebook meme illustrating that The Jim Henson Company has severed its ties with Chick-Fil-A are negative, many fans of The Muppets have expressed their support. Here are some of the fan comments about the meme:
“Way to go, Jim Henson Company!!!! So there, Chick-Fil-A! Love this!”
“Just when I thought I loved the Muppets as much as possible… Yet another reason gets added to the list. Hurray!”
“I always did love the Muppets! (and every project Jim Henson ever touched) Thank you Jim Henson Company for doing the right thing and giving me still another reason to appreciate you!”
“Yay! The muppets are boycotting Chick-fil-A!”
“Jim Henson was a kind man with a good heart. I’m glad to see that his legacy lives on.”
As of writing this, the Muppets Facebook meme has 15,043 likes and 14,429 shares.
What do you think about the Facebook meme currently circulating in which The Muppets pass on the message from The Jim Henson Company about severing ties with Chick-Fil-A?