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The Berenstain Bears Are Beary Concerned After Chick-fil-A Uses Books as Replacements for Muppet Toys

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

When you have the Muppets and the Berenstain Bears against you, Chick-fil-A, it  should really tell you something.


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4 thoughts on “The Berenstain Bears Are Beary Concerned After Chick-fil-A Uses Books as Replacements for Muppet Toys”

  1. They don’t look beary concerned, they look like they’re washing the hands of the matter, and would like you to direct your correspondence to somebody else.
    There’s no evidence that they agree or disagree with either side, just that they acknowledge the controversy and don’t want any excess mail right now, thank you very much.

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