The Jim Henson company takes a stand for diversity.
Every day, the Daily Dot finds something that people on Facebook are sharing and, in turn, shares it with you—with a little explanation. Here’s today’s share.
Now the Muppets have cut ties with the fast food joint, too.
In a terse statement, the Jim Henson Company announced via its Facebook page that it would no longer accept Chick-fil-A as a sponsor:
“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.”
That statement has been shared more than 5,000 times since it was posted on Friday. Significantly more popular, however, is a photoshopped version, posted by the Facebook group The Other 98%, of the Muppets standing under the statement in solidarity. It’s been shared almost 40,000 times since Monday afternoon.
It has, as with almost any popular post on Facebook, started a seemingly endless debate.
Roy L Bonario decided to quote the Bible’s book of Leviticus, saying “You shall not commit sexual acts with a male, in place of sexual intercourse with a female, for this is an abomination.”
Another user, however, Victor Ribeiro, noted that Bonario’s pictures were available for anyone with a Facebook account to see, so he posted one of Bonario wearing a shirt that seemed to violate another one of Leviticus’s laws.
“Roy, I see you’re wearing mixed fibers in this picture,” Bonario wrote. “Can we stone you now?”
Photo via Facebook
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