This past week, Chick-Fil-A present Dan Carthy made it plainly and offensively clear that his company is grossly homophobic … “guilty as charged” he flippantly confessed. As a result, many people have finally come to realize that Chick-Fil-A is a hateful business that should not supported by those of us who understand that their brand of bigotry cannot be tolerated. The Jim Henson Company has published an official statement on their official Facebook profile making it clear that they will no longer be associating with Chick-Fil-A. Click below to read their statement in full.
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. (http://www.glaad.org/)
Bravo, Henson Company, BRAVO! This is exactly the kind of response that should be given to hateful and homophobic companies like CFA. It’s pointless to throw hatred back at them, it’s pointless to make threats … action is what is required. I loved Chick-Fil-A for many years, I ate there for all the years I lived in Oklahoma. But once I found out how truly vile the company is, I stopped spending my money there. It’s been a few years now but I have decided never again. To see such an important company like the Jim Henson Company to take a stand like this and cut all ties with CFA is so inspiring. Considering all the amazing work that Henson does for children’s programming, it’s really admirable that they are setting this great example. I know for certain that CFA will not change their behavior due to my boycott or the Henson boycott but if more people refuse to fund their hatred, they’ll change. They probably won’t change their hateful behavior but if they go out of business, I’d say that would be a pretty big change.