July 21, 2012

Henson Company Gives Up Chick-fil-A Cold Turkey

Filed under: News — Tags: , , — Joe Hennes @ 12:35 am

According to a Facebook post made by The Jim Henson Company earlier today, they are getting out of the chicken game.

Due to some terrible statements and actions on the part of Chick-fil-A, which support anti-gay movements and general closed-mindedness, The Jim Henson Company has decided to never work with the fast food chain again, and they will be donating their payment from their partnership to a decidedly less evil cause.  Here’s the statement they released:

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.  (http://www.glaad.org/)

A great move by Henson, I think we can all agree.  You can still get your Creature Shop toys at Chick-fil-A for a few more weeks, but now that it’s been condemned by The Jim Henson Company, ToughPigs, and most of your peers, you might want to rethink that course of action.

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by Joe Hennes – Joe@ToughPigs.com



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