Muppet Interruptus: Jim Henson Company Yanks Its Toys From Chick-Fil-A Kids' Meals

Don't look now, but the Muppets want a divorce. The Jim Henson Company is scrapping its kids'-meal-toy relationship with Chick-Fil-A now that the left-wing pressure is on to boycott the Christian fried-chicken chain, which is offering toys right now from the Jim Henson Creatures' Shop line.

Muppet chieftain Lisa Henson went to Harvard and was president of Columbia Pictures, making her a progressive elite on both sides of the country. They announced on their Facebook page Friday they were strong supporters of "gay marriage" and were donating their Chick-Fil-A proceeds to the gay censorship cause: 

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.

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation is touting "The Hangover" actor Ed Helms trashing Chick-Fil-A on Twitter. Henson was the first female president of the Harvard Lampoon -- after getting trashy with the Muppets:

Elected to the Lampoon in 1979 after the recital of a “filthy limerick...that involved Muppets performing sexual acts” written by then-President Andrew S. Borowitz ’80, Henson went on to preside over some of the club’s most profitable and prolific years...

You might remember Borowitz as the guy who trashed Rick Santorum as a terrorist and a mental patient during the GOP primaries. He's only one of many Harvard-to-Hollywood types who may have talked his pal Henson out of the chicken gig.

Tim Graham
Tim Graham
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