As much as we’re trying to avoid the latest celebrity news from Miss Piggy, the Muppet is currently bumping against Kelly Osbourne near the top of Twitter’s list of trending topics. The big news? Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog have officially broken up, going so far as to issue a press release.
OK, we’ll admit that’s a clever way to promote the Muppets’ upcoming new show. What the publicity stunt has also done, though, is remind people of the time that “Miss Piggy” declared to an MSNBC reporter that she was pro-choice — really.
The invaluable Media Research Center, which just celebrated 10 years of its NewsBusters site, has video of Piggy, recent recipient of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Arts First Award, telling MSNBC’s Irin Carmon in June 2015 that she was “pro-everything” when asked if she was pro-choice. Of course Carmon would ask that.