After the Jim Henson Company’s rightly dropped its relationship with Chick-fil-A over the company’s anti-gay donations, Chick-fil-A then began offering a series of books from the Berenstain Bears series which has gotten The Berenstain Family so concerned that they have issued a press release distancing themselves from both Chick-fil-A and Harper-Collins publishing which has a deal with the anti-gay fast food chain to use the books.
The Berenstain Family posted on note on both their website and Facebook page
Our publisher, HarperCollins, is marketing several of their Berenstain Bears titles through a kids’ meal promotion at Chick-Fil-A scheduled for August. This program was in development for over a year. We were unaware of any controversy involving Chick-Fil-A until July 25th.
The Berenstain family does not at this time have control over whether this program proceeds or not. We hope those concerned about this issue will direct their comments toward HarperCollins and Chick-Fil-A.
If interested you can try to contact Harper-Collins publishing at: Permissions Department HarperCollins Children’s Books 10 E 53rd Street New York, NY 10022 (212) 207-7000 or try firstname.lastname@example.org.
When you have the Muppets and the Berenstain Bears against you, Chick-fil-A, it should really tell you something.