The Jim Henson Co. is severing its ties to Chick-Fil-A, the fast food chain that has triggered outcry over its CEO’s opposition to same-sex marriage.
The Jim Henson Co. announced on Facebook on Friday that it was going to give the money it receives from marketing tie-ins at the restaurant chain to the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.
“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 Jim Henson Co. had been featuring Creature Shop toys as part of Chick-Fil-A kids meals.