James Holmes

Next Media Animation's Take on Chick-fil-a & the Muppets

Filed By James Holmes | July 25, 2012 5:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment, Media
Tags: Chick-fil-A boycott, Muppets, Next Media Animation, NMATv

Ah, Taiwan's Next Media Animation - you never fail to entertain and confuse me.

There is currently a huge amount of confusion over Chick-fil-a and their relationship with the Muppets.

While everyone, including me, has celebrated the Jim Henson Company cutting ties with Chick-fil-a over their anti-gay stance, most of us forgot that it is Disney, not Henson, that now owns the Muppets - so when outrage struck over Chick-fil-a pulling their Muppets toys for "safety reasons," all us gays exploded. Are they lying? Maybe Chick-fil-a forgot that as well?

A rep from Chick-fil-a told Huffington Post's Gay Voices:

[T]he company had decided to recall the Muppets toys nationwide, as of July 19, "for the protection of our customers." [I]t was a decision completely separate from the Jim Henson Company's Facebook announcement.

I doubt that ends speculation. At most, it seems symbolic - or just very very stupid timing.

Either way, back to Next Media Animation. The Taiwanese news outlet has visualized the controversy in their usual over the top fashion, and it is hilarious in its own twisted way. I'm not even going to try to describe it other than to say - fair warning - someone chokes their chicken. Check it out after the jump.


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