Did the Muppets Have a Gay Cow?

07/23/2012 06:22 pm 18:22:09 | Updated Feb 02, 2016

The Muppets have recently dumped the fast-food company, Chik-fil-A, after many anti-gay remarks made by the fast-food chain.

The Jim Henson company, owner of the Muppets, posted the following statement on its Facebook Page: "The Jim Henson Company has celebrated and embraced diversity and inclusiveness for over 50 years and we have notified Chick-fil-A that we do not wish to partner with them on any future endeavors. Lisa Henson, our CEO, is personally a strong supporter of gay marriage and has directed us to donate the payment we received from Chick-fil-A to GLAAD" (an advocacy group for lesbian, gay and transgender people)

During this controversy, a vintage clip from the popular show Sesame Street, starring the Muppets, has reemerged with a pretty gay-friendly message from a cow. Interesting connection here is that cows are the mascots for Chik-fil-A.

In the video we see Gladys the Cow singing about the diverse possibilities of what all she could of been instead of a cow, but no matter the possibilities she is still so proud to be a cow. The video even goes on to ask all other cows to come out and be proud of being a cow. Though the video does not have any explicit links to the LGBT community, I think we can see some clear similarities between Gladys' song and the narratives we see around the LGBT community, coming out, and being proud of who you are.

Even if Gladys was not gay, it is still fitting that her character sang about being proud of yourself no matter what, which is something Chik-fil-A and their mascot do not neccessarily believe in.