“That’s going to be all over the Internet,” says Kermit, and he’s so right.
Muppet characters defended The Muppet Movie against accusations that the film has an “anti-corporate message” during a press conference last week (video below).
In December, Fox Business Channel commentator Eric Bolling accused The Muppet Movie of undermining capitalism during his program Follow the Money. The film’s villain is an evil oil baron named Tex Richman.
While publicizing the upcoming U.K. release of the movie, Kermit responded, “If we had a problem with oil companies, why would we have spend the entire film driving around in a gas-guzzling Rolls-Royce?”
“It’s almost as laughable as accusing Fox News of being news,” Miss Piggy added.
Bolling’s show is on Fox Business Channel, not its sister network Fox News, though he does occasionally fill in on Fox News programs. The host previously said about the film: “We’re teaching our kids class warfare. Where are we, communist China?”
He was joined in criticizing the film by Dan Gainor of the Media Research Center: “It’s amazing how far the left will go just to manipulate your kids, to convince them, give the anti-corporate message,” Gainor said. “They’ve been doing it for decades. Hollywood, the left, the media, they hate the oil industry. They hate corporate America. And so you’ll see all these movies attacking it.”
Below, Kermit and Miss Piggy respond: