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Chick-Fil-A Recalls Muppet Kids Meal Toys, Declaring Them Unsafe

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posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 05:12 PM
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Originally posted by LDragonFire

Originally posted by FlyersFan
The muppets declared a Chick Fil A boycott.
OF COURSE Chick Fil A is going to get rid of muppet toys.
I mean .. comeon ... DUH!

Chick Fil A can close on Sundays and run it's business the way it wants to.
Muppets can declare a boycott and not eat chicken. Whatever.



Why didn't they tell the truth? Why did this supposed Christian company lie about why they are getting rid of the Muppet toys?
edit on 24-7-2012 by LDragonFire because: (no reason given)


Me thinks, maybe to get their money back for them?


Let's see.

Greed? Check
Pride? Check
Wrath? Check
Sloth? Well, They ARE closed on Sundays.... Check
Gluttony? Yeah, Ol' Danny boy IS a little chubby... Check
Envy? Maybe wishes he was normal... Check
Lust? Probably in the closet as we speak... Check!

Ding! Ding! Ding!
We Have a "Whiner"!




posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 05:20 PM
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I know some of you want Chick-Fil-A to come right out and say what they mean, but they can't because of the political correctness bull# these days.

Just say you don't want anything do to with the muppets because they support homosexual marriage, and if you don't like that - THEN DON'T GO TO THEIR STORES.


Everyone should be out in the open with their beliefs and what they like and dislike....and if someone, or a company happens to disapprove of gay marriage then so be it. Not the end of the world, just don't go to a Chick-Fil-A.
edit on 24-7-2012 by MidnightTide because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 06:04 PM
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I know some of you want Chick-Fil-A to come right out and say what they mean, but they can't because of the political correctness bull# these days.

Just say you don't want anything do to with the muppets because they support homosexual marriage, and if you don't like that - THEN DON'T GO TO THEIR STORES.


Everyone should be out in the open with their beliefs and what they like and dislike....and if someone, or a company happens to disapprove of gay marriage then so be it. Not the end of the world, just don't go to a Chick-Fil-A.


I agree with that statement up to this point.......If you are a business and wish to associate your political or religious beliefs to the public rather than keep them to yourself, then let the chips fall where they may!

If I had a business and was concerned about my income, I might think twice before I allow my beliefs to become public! I do believe that Chic Fillet definately pulled a sh#%%& trick on their franchisees and I hope to hell that those who end up losing money as a franchise take the religious lunatic who owns the company to court and sues the hell out of em!!!!!



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 06:05 PM
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shocker there. At least they could have the guts to admit why they are doing it.



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 08:04 PM
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LOL. Lawsuit Henson Company against Chick-Fil-A.



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 08:08 PM
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Originally posted by MidnightTide
I know some of you want Chick-Fil-A to come right out and say what they mean, but they can't because of the political correctness bull# these days.

Just say you don't want anything do to with the muppets because they support homosexual marriage, and if you don't like that - THEN DON'T GO TO THEIR STORES.


Everyone should be out in the open with their beliefs and what they like and dislike....and if someone, or a company happens to disapprove of gay marriage then so be it. Not the end of the world, just don't go to a Chick-Fil-A.
edit on 24-7-2012 by MidnightTide because: (no reason given)
Has nothing to do with PC, and everything to do with a society that does not tolerate homophobia.

Also, what they have done here opens them up for a LAWSUIT. Chick-fil-A operatives essentially fabricated a lie because the Muppets essentially publicly shamed them. That's beyond pathetic.



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 09:19 PM
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Originally posted by crazydaysandnights

Originally posted by MidnightTide
I know some of you want Chick-Fil-A to come right out and say what they mean, but they can't because of the political correctness bull# these days.

Just say you don't want anything do to with the muppets because they support homosexual marriage, and if you don't like that - THEN DON'T GO TO THEIR STORES.


Everyone should be out in the open with their beliefs and what they like and dislike....and if someone, or a company happens to disapprove of gay marriage then so be it. Not the end of the world, just don't go to a Chick-Fil-A.
edit on 24-7-2012 by MidnightTide because: (no reason given)
Has nothing to do with PC, and everything to do with a society that does not tolerate homophobia.

Also, what they have done here opens them up for a LAWSUIT. Chick-fil-A operatives essentially fabricated a lie because the Muppets essentially publicly shamed them. That's beyond pathetic.


Nice of you to speak for the rest of us. I know plenty of individuals who do not approve of homosexuality (and my personal opinion, I could care less - whatever floats your boat, but I don't like it when one group tells the rest of us how we should think)

I would like a world where one can say what they think, regardless of what others think. When it comes to a business, if they don't like what a partner does then come right out and say it, and part ways.....and if they get sued for that, then put money where your mouth is.

If you do not like what a company is doing, then use your wallet to complain, do not buy from that company.
edit on 24-7-2012 by MidnightTide because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 11:07 PM
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Also, what they have done here opens them up for a LAWSUIT. Chick-fil-A operatives essentially fabricated a lie because the Muppets essentially publicly shamed them. That's beyond pathetic.
Again, I'm curious. Are you saying that they lied in not disclosing their true motivation? First, there's no requirement that they disclose their true motivation; second, how do you know what their true motivation was, can you mind read? Third, who is going to sue them and what financial harm are they going to show that they can prove was caused by one motivation over the other?

I understand not liking Chick-Fil-A, and I can understand the boycott, but this business about "lies?" Sorry the evidence shown so far doesn't support that at all.

Oh, "Chick-fil-A operatives" Operatives? What's the difference between an employee and an operative that leads you to make that distinction. Shall I go to our McDonald's and ask to talk with an "operative?"



posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 12:02 AM
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Originally posted by MidnightTide

Originally posted by crazydaysandnights

Originally posted by MidnightTide
I know some of you want Chick-Fil-A to come right out and say what they mean, but they can't because of the political correctness bull# these days.

Just say you don't want anything do to with the muppets because they support homosexual marriage, and if you don't like that - THEN DON'T GO TO THEIR STORES.


Everyone should be out in the open with their beliefs and what they like and dislike....and if someone, or a company happens to disapprove of gay marriage then so be it. Not the end of the world, just don't go to a Chick-Fil-A.
edit on 24-7-2012 by MidnightTide because: (no reason given)
Has nothing to do with PC, and everything to do with a society that does not tolerate homophobia.

Also, what they have done here opens them up for a LAWSUIT. Chick-fil-A operatives essentially fabricated a lie because the Muppets essentially publicly shamed them. That's beyond pathetic.


Nice of you to speak for the rest of us. I know plenty of individuals who do not approve of homosexuality (and my personal opinion, I could care less - whatever floats your boat, but I don't like it when one group tells the rest of us how we should think)

I would like a world where one can say what they think, regardless of what others think. When it comes to a business, if they don't like what a partner does then come right out and say it, and part ways.....and if they get sued for that, then put money where your mouth is.

If you do not like what a company is doing, then use your wallet to complain, do not buy from that company.
edit on 24-7-2012 by MidnightTide because: (no reason given)
What does "not approve of homosexuality" mean? How can one approve of a sexual orientation?

I don't know a lot of anti-gays since I would never associate with such individuals in my life, but there are certainly many who exist. You may like a world where people are free to speak their minds, but some things are simply considered unacceptable by the masses, disrespectful, dehumanizing, and wrong. Homophobia falls into this description. And as we're seeing more and more, holding an anti-gay viewpoint and sharing it publicly gets you nowhere good fast.

That doesn't mean people aren't free to be anti-gay, of course. Only that there are consequences for said behavior.

As for Chick-fil-A, they fabricated a story regarding Muppet toys because the Muppets publicly pulled their support from the company. What they did is illegal and the company will likely be sued. That has nothing to do with freedoms and everything to do with laws.



posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 12:11 AM
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Originally posted by charles1952
reply to post by crazydaysandnights
 


Also, what they have done here opens them up for a LAWSUIT. Chick-fil-A operatives essentially fabricated a lie because the Muppets essentially publicly shamed them. That's beyond pathetic.
Again, I'm curious. Are you saying that they lied in not disclosing their true motivation? First, there's no requirement that they disclose their true motivation; second, how do you know what their true motivation was, can you mind read? Third, who is going to sue them and what financial harm are they going to show that they can prove was caused by one motivation over the other?

I understand not liking Chick-Fil-A, and I can understand the boycott, but this business about "lies?" Sorry the evidence shown so far doesn't support that at all.

Oh, "Chick-fil-A operatives" Operatives? What's the difference between an employee and an operative that leads you to make that distinction. Shall I go to our McDonald's and ask to talk with an "operative?"

It has to do with libel against the Henson company. Chick-fil-A called their product defective. Which is a fabricated lie. It's clear this is a lie, as this mysteriously becomes publicly known the DAY AFTER the Muppets cut ties with Chick-fil-A. The evidence points to the fact Chick-fil-A has lied about their financial practices previously. And the fact the company for the longest time rode the PC fence regarding their anti-gay agenda. The higher ups at Chick-fil-A cannot be trusted, they have lied in the past, and there is no evidence that the Muppet toys are defective. There are no public statements of concern and complaints regarding the toys. None of this was on the horizon until the Muppets dumped them.



posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 12:32 AM
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Dear crazydaysandnights,

When you are talking about lawsuits you have to be pretty precise. There was nothing in the notice that said the product was defective. They said that childrem had got their fingers stuck in the toys. Will you try to prove that's a lie? They said there was a "possible" safety issue. Try to prove that as a lie. They told people there had been no injuries reported.

Further, good luck proving any damages to the Muppets because of what Chick-Fil-A did. The Muppets would have their suit dismissed before it got anywhere.

With respect,
Charles1952



posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 03:55 PM
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i dont see this image in the top chick' topics yet, but i may be slow lol

i.imgur.com...

its some PR person on the chick fil A facebook page impersonating a young girl to assist in harmful toy story.



posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 05:52 PM
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Support ‘National Eat at Chick-fil-A Day’: July 25th and August 1st


It’s about morality and common sense. No one is denied service at a Chick-fil-A restaurant. All types of sinners eat at Chick-fil-A as they do at other restaurants. No one asks what kind of sex they’re engaged in when an order is taken.

The folks at Chick-fil-A don’t support divorce, but they don’t refuse service to divorced couples.


Read more: godfatherpolitics.com...


Couldn't have said it better myself.



posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 09:40 PM
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Chick-Fil-A makes a fake PR account to defend their toy recall and promptly get busted:



Pretty petty move on their part to recall a toy just to spite the Muppets for speaking out against their anti-gay stance.



posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 09:53 PM
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How do you know that Chick-Fil-A created that account, the article isn't sure and Chick-Fil-A is denying it, so you must have some pretty good reason for believing as you do. (Please, not "It's obvious," or "I figured it out.")



posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 09:58 PM
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Well taking a look at their facebook page, it seems the ones who are supposed to love / accept everyone seems to have an awful lot of hate. They only will tolerate those who support their opinion, dare to disagree - you get labeled as a bigot or homophobic.

Just a tactic to silence those who disagree. Though I am glad to see these tactics to stifle freedom of speech loosing their effectiveness.

Beautiful quote from their page:


Why is it that when a conservative expresses an opinion it's bigotry but when a liberal expresses an opinion, it's public service??




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posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 10:03 PM
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(Please, not "It's obvious," or "I figured it out.")


It is obvious and I did figure it out.

Well not me, but whoever posted that screencap, which is currently turning into a meme as we speak. Seriously, brand new account, goes out of it's way to defend some corporation's PR snafu, get's caught using a stock photo... just another day in sock-puppetry.



posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 10:05 PM
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This is really disappointing. I was ready to chalk the feud up to each exercising their free speech rights but one has to wonder if this isn't just retaliation - pure and simple.

I also would like a few more details and a time-line. Did the Muppets know before their statement against Chik-fil-A that the toys were being recalled? Did they look to deflect from the bad publicity? Or is Chik-fil-A just lying? If they are lying - that is just superbly, colossally stupid. They had a huge base of support among Christians and Evangelicals. Seems insane to blow that with a lie...

There's just no way in my mind that the Muppet company did not know that Chik-fil-A holds very strong principles when it comes to families and social issues. Everyone knows they aren't open on Sunday and, according my kid, the kids meal "toys" aren't exactly fun, more like educational.



posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 10:14 PM
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The Muppets (actually the Jim Henson Company) broke up with Chick-Fil-A first, THEN Chick-Fil-A pulled the "well screw the muppets we 'recall' the toy over some fabricated safety issue".

Chick-Fil-A PR Bears False Witness, Lies About Muppet Toys and Creates Fake Supporters

Personally I don't care about either companies stances or who said what, I just think it's funny that a company tries to pull a PR face-saving move and get's caught rather easily. You know you can't really get away with that in today's Internet-world.



posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 10:37 PM
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Dear Blackmarketeer,

Just when ATS convinces me that false flag operations exist, and flourish all over the place, you burst my bubble by saying this couldn't possibly be a false flag operation carried out by Chick-Fil-A's opponents. Even The Huffington Post says the matter is a mystery.

That's why I was looking for a little more reason than "I think it is, so it's true."

With respect,
Charles1952




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