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

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    July 25, 2012 at 6:53 am
    Link: No, Chick-Fil-A, Muppets Broke Up With You - 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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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    July 25, 2012 at 7:01 am

    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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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    July 25, 2012 at 7:01 am

    Bert & Ernie must be so proud.
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    blonc Male 30-39
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    July 25, 2012 at 7:08 am
    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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    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
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    July 25, 2012 at 7:09 am
    Meh... Chick-Fil-A isn`t missing out on much by losing the Muppets.
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    AvatarJohn Male 30-39
    1059 posts
    July 25, 2012 at 7:15 am
    LOL -- getting their fingers stuck in the holes. Careful, those gay muppets are gonna gitcha!
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    July 25, 2012 at 7:27 am
    @Gerry: But they didn`t CHOOSE to be jews. ;-)
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    BoredFrank Male 40-49
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    July 25, 2012 at 7:29 am
    Who the Hell eats at there anyway?
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    July 25, 2012 at 7:33 am

    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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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    July 25, 2012 at 7:45 am
    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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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    July 25, 2012 at 8:10 am

    Westboro Baptard Church says...

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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    July 25, 2012 at 8:15 am
    I wonder if Jim Henson knows his company is now being run by idiots?
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    phirephoto Male 30-39
    329 posts
    July 25, 2012 at 8:28 am
    No, nowhere near libel. They did not cite a reason for deciding not to partner with them anymore.
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    Quackor Male 18-29
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    July 25, 2012 at 8:39 am
    yes, they are idiots, children watch muppets, most children come from heterosexual couples, who definitely hate the gays right dumbass?
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    Quik2TheStab Male 18-29
    661 posts
    July 25, 2012 at 8:41 am
    MeGrendel, how is not supporting hate an idiotic move?
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    July 25, 2012 at 8:46 am
    MeGrendel

    Yes. Having a moral conscience makes you an idiot.
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    Ilikelogic Male 40-49
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    July 25, 2012 at 9:18 am
    "children getting their fingers stuck in the holes of the puppets"

    nice one
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    geckohead Female 50-59
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    July 25, 2012 at 9:27 am
    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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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    July 25, 2012 at 9:32 am
    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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    elderban Male 30-39
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    July 25, 2012 at 9:53 am
    Are you sure it was their fingers that got stuck?
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    July 25, 2012 at 9:59 am
    In other news, A Chick-fil-A representative pretended to be a teenager girl on Facebook
  22. Profile photo of Grendel
    Grendel Male 40-49
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    July 25, 2012 at 10:18 am
    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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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    July 25, 2012 at 10:23 am

    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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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    July 25, 2012 at 11:02 am
    @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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    jkfld Male 30-39
    138 posts
    July 25, 2012 at 11:04 am
    The only thing Chick-Fil-A is being accused of is *gasp* HAVING AN OPINION & supporting groups that dissagree with the LGBT.
    No, they`re also being accused of lying. Which they clearly did.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    6158 posts
    July 25, 2012 at 11:11 am
    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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    True_PrOxY Male 18-29
    9 posts
    July 25, 2012 at 11:11 am
    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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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10731 posts
    July 25, 2012 at 11:18 am
    Somehow I do no think there sales will take a hit.

    Does it matter?
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    rickwhite Male 30-39
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    July 25, 2012 at 2:30 pm
    Now would be a good time for McDonalds to strike!
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    July 25, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    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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    Fwoggie2 Male 30-39
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    July 25, 2012 at 11:14 pm
    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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    ChainsawNbud Male 50-59
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    July 26, 2012 at 5:40 am
    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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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
    5611 posts
    July 26, 2012 at 6:45 am
    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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    RevWubby Male 30-39
    64 posts
    July 26, 2012 at 8:11 am
    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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    Atrayu4u Female 18-29
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    July 26, 2012 at 10:21 am
    Fwoggie2.. was that a gay joke? I`m confused now.
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    xmastree_ph Male 40-49
    416 posts
    July 26, 2012 at 12:34 pm
    "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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    xmastree_ph Male 40-49
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    July 26, 2012 at 2:35 pm
    "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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    Stormwolf Female 40-49
    74 posts
    August 14, 2012 at 10:34 pm
    *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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