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Social Issues – The Muppets recently slammed Fox “News” for Eric Boiling’s December claim that the puppets were part of liberal Hollywood’s vendetta against oil companies, and used anti-oil and anti-corporate propaganda to influence children.
“It’s a funny thing, they were concerned about us having some prejudice against oil companies and I can tell you, that’s categorically not true,” Kermit the Frog said at a press conference in England.
Besides, if we had a problem with oil companies why would we have spent the entire film driving around in a gas guzzling Rolls Royce?” Kermit asked.
Miss Piggy also chimed in on the situation, adding that the charge was “almost as laughable as accusing Fox News of being news.”
And in response to Kermit telling “Boy, that’s going to be all over the internet,” she replies, “If they take what I say seriously, they’ve got a real big problem.”
In December the film’s director, James Bobin, also dealt with the criticism, telling The Hollywood Reporter that, “Cable news is 24 hours long so you have to fill it up with something. No, the Muppets are not communist. And the character of Tex Richman is not an allegory for capitalism in any way. The character is called Tex Richman.”
The Muppets date back to the 1950s when they were created by Jim Henson and are now owned by The Walt Disney Company.
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