The announcement that The Muppets were ending their relationship with Chick-fil-A over gay marriage has opened the floodgates to other celebrity characters taking a stand against other corporate entities. In many cases these have been long standing business associations being brought down by a contentions social issue:
The Flintstones have removed their endorsement of Flintstone Vitamins after a vice president of Bayer Pharmaceuticals stated that man and dinosaurs did not co-exist as depicted in the show.
Scooby Doo and the Gang will no longer allow replicas of “The Mystery Machine” to be available in McDonald’s Happy Meals after the company refused to publish Fred’s manifesto about the benefits of hybrid vehicles.
Elmer Fudd has given up his membership in the NRA after the gun lobby ‘s continued tepid response to what he described as “wesponsible westwictions to non-wabbit hunting assault wifles.”
The members of KISS have cancelled further appearances at and Six Flags amusement parks until somebody can stop The Phantom.
Bart Simpson is refusing to advertise for Butterfinger candy bars after a real finger was found inside a wrapper in Tuscon, Arizona.
Blue Man Group has halted their tour of North America to draw attention to the potential damage that could be caused to the Pacific Ocean by the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline through British Columbia (only nobody cares).
H R Pufnstuff was going to take time away from filming a new TV special to work on Obama’s re-election campaign when he was found to be only the remnants of a 1970 acid trip by Sid Kroft.
Trooper Thorn is an avid outdoorsman and naturalist. He is a regular contributer to magazines and periodicals, as well as having written two previous novels.
Trooper lives on Vancouver Island with his wife, six children and an active yellow Labrador.