There is no longer a rainbow connection between Chick-fil-A and The Muppets.
The fast food company confirmed last week that it is against gay marriage and it’s charitable arm has donated millions to anti-gay organizations in recent years.
As a result, The Jim Henson Company is severing their partnership with the chain. It’s ‘Creature Shop’ will no longer be given away with Chick-fil-A’s kids meals.
‘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,’ the company said in a statement.
CEO Lisa Henson is personally a strong supporter of gay marriage and has directed the company to donate the payment they received from Chick-Fil-A to the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.
The Muppets move comes on the heels of blistering comments made by Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino who said Chick-fil-A’s restaurants don’t belong in the Massachusetts city.
Ed Helms, one of the stars of The Hangover movies and NBC’s The Office, last week vowed to boycott the chain.
The company attempted to quell the growing controversy last week by vowing to stay out of the political fray from now on.