No, Chick-Fil-A, Muppets Broke Up With You [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 5 years ago in

The Muppets and the Jim Henson Co. pulled out of their partnership with Chick-Fil-A due to politics. Look at the spin.
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Female 74
*Sigh*

Jim Henson Company didn`t pull the Muppets from Chik-Fil-A. They couldn`t. They haven`t owned the rights to the Muppets in years. Disney has owned the Muppets since around 2004. Nice publicity though.
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Male 416
"Fwoggie2.. was that a gay joke? I`m confused now."

I thought it was a serious question. Nobody outside the US has heard of Chick Fil A. It`s only just occured to me how that`s meant to be pronounced, I kept reading is as Chick a Fil. Presumably it`s a play on the Pretentious way Americans pronounce `Fillet`.
We Brits say Fill-it, not Fill-ay
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Male 416
"Fwoggie2.. was that a gay joke? I`m confused now."

I thought it was a serious question. Nobody outside the US has heard of Chick Fil A. It`s only just occured to me how that`s meant to be pronounced, I kept reading is as Chick a Fil. Presumably it`s a play on the Pretentious way Americans pronounce `Fillet`.
We Brits say Fill-it, not Fill-ay
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Female 1,478
Fwoggie2.. was that a gay joke? I`m confused now.
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Male 64
Henson Co. didn`t pull out due to politics, but due to having good enough morals not to be associated with that kind of trash.

Trash that seems to forget the 9th Commandment at rather convenient times.
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Male 5,624
Fwoggie2
"Chick-Fil-A" is a chicken restaurant chain in US which recently published a corporate policy message against gay marriage in what is seeming to be an attempt to get christian conservatives to "patron their stores in protest."
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Male 741
I just did some research and there are only 3 Chick-Fil-A stores in all of New England, so the fact that the mayor of Boston doesn`t make a whole lot of difference.

Still, with the economy supposedly so bad, I find it hard to believe that any company thinks it can increase its sales by getting in the middle of a social/civil rights issue.
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Male 1,803
For the benefit of us non yanks, who are Chick Fil A, and what`s the gay story that`s obviously behind this...
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Male 39,576

I agree, they have a right to their opinion. And I don`t like the Mayor of Boston or the Chicago City Council blocking their stores. Gove`ment stay out of it. But I can have my opinion and boycot them.
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Male 151
Now would be a good time for McDonalds to strike!
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Male 10,855
[quote]Somehow I do no think there sales will take a hit.[/quote]

Does it matter?
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Male 9
So i have decided this: I think that they should make gay marriage allowed in all states so i can stop seeing poo about it. Its like the Drug war, the only reason people are talking about it or, screwing people over is because there is a choice to be made about the situation. if their wasn`t a choice and it just happened and that was that then i dont think anyone would care. (even though there is always a choice) I understand there are many people in the world who care about what other people do so much that it runs their life and makes them into a person that judges which is stupid. what do i know i probably spelled a couple of things wrong and used improper grammar WHO GIVES A drat. (and this will probably, most likely,... be the last drat i give on the Gayness literally)
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Male 8,435
Gerry1of1-"And everyone else has the right to laugh at them {and their supporters} for being idiots at best, haters at worst. "

Everyone`s free to laugh at them, and `consider` them idiots and/or haters. I`ve never said otherwise.

Somehow I do no think there sales will take a hit.
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Male 3,894
@MeGrendel--Just because someone doesn`t like a company for a certain reason, doesn`t mean it has to be a LEGAL reason. Nobody is saying that Chick-Fil-A should be legally punished for their opinion. We just think they`re bigoted a*sholes who don`t deserve our patronage as customers, and the Jim Henson folks think they don`t deserve their partnership in business.

That`s capitalism. We get to freely decide who we work with and who we buy from. And that in turn, influences their business decisions. It`s working exactly as it should. Now shut up and move on.
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Male 39,576

MeGrendel - you`re right of course. They have the right to make any charitable donation they wish, even anti-gay charieties.

And everyone else has the right to laugh at them {and their supporters} for being idiots at best, haters at worst.
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Male 8,435
Quackor-"right dumbass?"
Quik2TheStab-"How is not supporting hate an idiotic move?"
HolyGod-"Having a moral conscience makes you an idiot."

Is Chick-Fil-A being charged with unfair hiring practices based on sex, race, religion or sexual preference? No.

Is Chick-Fil-A being charged with refusing to serve based on sex, race, religion or sexual preference? No.

Is Chick-Fil-A being charged with discrimination? No.

The only thing Chick-Fil-A is being accused of is *gasp* HAVING AN OPINION & supporting groups that dissagree with the LGBT.

I didn`t realize that it was against the law to have an opinion that differed from the LGBT supporters.

I`ve always been a HUGE Jim Henson fan. He died way to young. But the people running his company are looking like idiots in this case.
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Male 390
Are you sure it was their fingers that got stuck?
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Male 7,123
Homophobes probably don`t like The Muppets anyway. This was, I`m fairly sure, a principled position for the Jim Henson Co. (they have a track record of being progressive), but commercially it also makes sense. This was a trivial part of their merchandising, certainly not worth being associated with bigots for.

Now Chick-Fil-A is known mainly as a homophobic fast food joint. Now that is a company being run by idiots.

We don`t have them over here, and I suppose it`s a redundant question, but are they any good?

On the libel issue, I think blonc was suggesting the Chick-Fil-A were getting close to the line by implying that Henson products were unsafe, without any actual evidence. Imagine trying that on Disney; putting a sign in the window saying `We refuse to sell Disney products because they are unsafe, although we have nothing to back this up.` You would have a mouse driving a steamroller over your legs before you could say `Aw, shucks.`
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Female 592
I am so happy that I have never eaten at "that place" and now I will never even feel bad about it.
Go, Muppets!
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Male 550
"children getting their fingers stuck in the holes of the puppets"

nice one
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Male 9,517
MeGrendel

Yes. Having a moral conscience makes you an idiot.
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Male 658
MeGrendel, how is not supporting hate an idiotic move?
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Male 2,855
yes, they are idiots, children watch muppets, most children come from heterosexual couples, who definitely hate the gays right dumbass?
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Male 329
No, nowhere near libel. They did not cite a reason for deciding not to partner with them anymore.
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Male 8,435
I wonder if Jim Henson knows his company is now being run by idiots?
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Male 39,576

Westboro Baptard Church says...

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Male 2,578
No, that`s not libel.

And who cares what chick fil-a does. You can`t care about the actions of every person and obscure restaurant chain, or else you`ll be mad forever.
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Male 39,576

Chick-Fil-A released a statement that in fact THEY dumped the muppets
after discovering Gonzo`s immoral fascination with poultry.


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Male 2,670
Who the Hell eats at there anyway?
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Male 5,811
@Gerry: But they didn`t CHOOSE to be jews. ;-)
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Male 1,059
LOL -- getting their fingers stuck in the holes. Careful, those gay muppets are gonna gitcha!
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Male 2,552
Meh... Chick-Fil-A isn`t missing out on much by losing the Muppets.
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Male 127
Hmm... Could that be a possible lawsuit in the making? That`s awfully close to libel even if they`re admitting nothing has happened.
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Male 39,576

Bert & Ernie must be so proud.
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Male 39,576

If Dick-fil-A didn`t like jews this would have major support and it would be a "human rights" issue. But because it`s about gays it`s "politics"?

Wordplay.
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Male 20,827
Link: No, Chick-Fil-A, Muppets Broke Up With You [Pic] [Rate Link] - The Muppets and the Jim Henson Co. pulled out of their partnership with Chick-Fil-A due to politics. Look at the spin.
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