Muppets Cut Strings to Anti-Gay Chick-fil-A

Henson Company says it will donate Chick-fil-A dough to GLAAD
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 24, 2012 1:03 AM CDT
Muppets dump partnership after eatery prez takes public stand against gay marriage.   (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

(Newser) – Sesame Street is not brought to you by the letter A anymore, at least not as in "Chick-fil-A." The Muppets and the Jim Henson Company have pulled out of a promotional campaign at the popular fast food franchise after Chick-fil-A's president said the company is opposed to gay marriage, reports the Huffington Post. The Muppet crew will donate its Chick-fil-A revenue to GLAAD.

"The Jim Henson Company has celebrated and embraced diversity and inclusiveness for over 50 years, and we have notified Chick-fil-A that we do not wish to partner with them on any future endeavors," wrote the Jim Henson Company on its Facebook page. Check out Mike Huckabee's reaction to the controversy.

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