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Chik-Fil-A serves up controversy

The fast food industry has been politicized in ways you wouldn’t have imagined, but if you’ve been keeping up with the flak on Chik-fil-A, then you already know that the recent controversy isn’t over the chicken. It’s over homophobia.

Last month, Jim Henson Co., the company behind The Muppets and other iconic puppets, canceled its partnership with Chik-fil-A after the president of the fast food joint acknowledged that it had been endorsing anti-gay organizations. In response to the revelation, Lisa Henson, CEO of the Muppets company, ordered all payments from the former Chik-fil-A partnership to be donated to the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. The move sparked a renewed debate over First Amendment rights and gay marriage that has raged for weeks. Chik-fil-A has since issued a recall on its Muppet toys, citing potential safety hazards to children. A spokesperson for the company has assured that Continue reading