With all the bad news penetrating our eyeballs and minds 24/7, when something good comes about, it’s always welcoming. And you know what ALWAYS makes us feel better? Muppets. You know what makes us feel 10,347 times better? Muppets lovin’ on the gays!
Gay Icon of the Week: The Muppets (okay but really, The Jim Henson Company)
The furry friends from our childhood are no stranger to being gay icons. In fact, my ~*~VERY FIRST~*~ column was dedicated to Red from Fraggle Rock. One more shoutout HAAAAY GIRL
And, of course, there’s the muppet that came before my teenage obsession with Bikini Kill, Janice, an original riot grrrl:
So when news came about that the Jim Henson Company said ‘aw hell no’ to Chick-Fil-A the other day, on top of Boston’s mayor doing the same, it was just the kind of news I wanted to hear. My response:
FULL DISCLOSURE: I’ve never eaten at a Chick-Fil-A. Please don’t take that as snobbery, because Taco Bell is my favorite restaurant in the universe and anyone who knows me knows that. But, I have a few friends that will eat there, going so far as to making this kind of face when mentioned (don’t worry, I’ll leave your names out, guys):
Look, we already knew this restaurant (I’m so tired of typing out those dashes, sorry) was most likely run by a dude who would say he was “guilty as charged” when asked about his anti-gay stance. But now that it’s confirmed, it’s good to see some action being taken.
And Chick-Fil-A’s (seriously, those dashes!), total half-assed response?
Oh okay. WHO ARE THESE CHILDREN WITH GIANT MONSTER FINGERS? Pics or it didn’t happen.
Sorry, Chickfila (sorry, I’m done), but you can’t sit with us.