Muppets Creator Ends Partnership With Chick-Fil-a Over Anti-Gay Sentiments - LGBTQ Nation
The Jim Henson Company, the entertainment organization that traces its origins to the founding of The Muppets in 1958 by puppeteer Jim Henson, has ended its affiliation with Chick-fil-A over the restaurant chain’s anti-gay sentiments.
In an announcement posted on their Facebook page Friday, the company said it would donate its latest residual check to GLAAD, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation:
“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.”