Jim Henson Company Cuts Ties With Chick-Fil-A, Donates Their Payment to GLAAD
The fallout from Chick-Fil-A's president's open stance against same-sex marriage now includes the fast food chain's loss of the support of the company behind one of puppeteering's most beloved couples, Kermit and Miss Piggy. The Jim Henson company has announced they are parting ways with Chick-Fil-A, and would no longer provide them with toys for their kids' meals.
Additionally, on a Facebook posting, the company says their CEO, Lisa Henson, has requested that the payment the Jim Henson Company received from Chick-Fil-A be donated to GLAAD.
Henson's donation of Chick-Fil-A funds to GLAAD counters Chick-Fil-A's practice of donating funds to Christian anti-gay organizations. The popular Southern-based chain selling chicken-centric high-calorie eats is known for their "biblical" business practices, and has become increasingly unapologetic about their company's beliefs and how they spend their money.
For their part, the Jim Henson Company says they have "celebrated and embraced diversity and inclusiveness for over fifty years," and CEO Henson is a strong supporter of same-sex marriage.