The Jim Henson Company may no longer be supplying toys and other merchandise to Chick-fil-A restaurants, but the Berenstain Bears book that came with your kid’s meal is still available — for now.
More intolerance: Berenstain Bear books at Chick-Fil-A target of latest gay marriage campaign http://t.co/ku4FacM7
— Amy Curtis (@moderncomments) August 11, 2012
The creators of the Berenstain Bears are referring questions about their association with Chick-fil-A to their publisher, HarperCollins. A note on the Berenstain Bears website acknowledges the ongoing controversy regarding Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy’s comments on marriage but takes no stance other than to say the future of the promotion is out of the Berenstain family’s hands.
Berenstain Bears Fans Pull Bigot Card on Chick-fil-A http://t.co/h4126Abk NO MORE MUPPETS or Jim Henson stuff for any of the kiddies I love!
— Debi Ringhaver (@LibertyBee7) August 10, 2012
A “small, determined group” representing three organizations, including SumOfUs and CREDO Action, claim to have delivered 80,000 signatures on a petition to HarperCollins this week asking the company to cut ties with Chick-fil-A.
While the Berenstain’s creators seem to have retreated into their den for now, the promotion looks like it’s underway.