Memo to Fox Business Network: Don't mess with the Muppets!
Making the publicity rounds in the U.K. following the London premiere of their new hit movie, Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy belatedly defended their fellow fuzzy foam friends from attacks by the right-leaning cable channel. Eric Bolling, host of Follow the Money, alleged two months ago that The Muppets pushes a "dangerous liberal agenda"—would you believe—all because the oil tycoon villain happens to be named Tex Richman.
When asked by reporters about the accusations, here's what the frog and pig had to say:
"Oh, it's SO dangerous," quipped Kermit. "You know it's a funny thing. They were concerned about us having some prejudice against oil companies. And I can tell you that is categorically not true. And besides if we had a problem with the oil companies, why would we have spent the entire film driving around a gas-guzzling Rolls-Royce?"
Score one for the little green guy.
Faster than she can say "hi-ya!," Piggy chimed in: "It's almost as laughable as accusing Fox News of being uh…news."
The latest Muppet Caper got started when Bolling devoted a seven-minute segment back in December to the pundits' belief that Hollywood leftists were behind using Henson's characters in a bid to "brainwash" children into being socialists.
"We're teaching our kids class warfare. Where are we, Communist China?" Bolling asked.
That clip subsequently went viral, prompting Kermit and Piggy's tart reply.