February 1st, 2012 by faye
Nobody should dare mess with The Muppets! Especially not with Kermit and Miss Piggy, it seems.
A recent statement by Eric Bolling, host of “Follow the Money” definitely started a feud with the characters of The Muppets, namely Kermit and Miss Piggy. Eric Bolling said that The Muppets pushes a “dangerous liberal agenda.” The reason? An oil tycoon villain in the said children’s program happens to be named Tex Richman. Additionally, Eric Bolling said that The Muppets are “brainwashing kids.”
Kermit and Miss Piggy were not very happy about Eric Bolling’s allegations. So they took a stand and defended themselves as well as their fellow fuzzy foam friends from The Muppets during a press conference in the United Kingdom, following the premiere of their new hit movie. Here’s what Kermit and Miss Piggy have to say:
“Oh, it’s SO dangerous,” said 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?”
Which was followed by an even more snide remark from Miss Piggy, saying “The brainwashing charges are almost as laughable as accusing Fox News of being … news.”
Two points for Kermit and Miss Piggy!
The latest “Muppet Caper” started when Eric Bolling made a seven-minute segment back in December regarding the pundits’ belief that Hollywood leftists were the mastermind using Henson’s characters in an attempt to “brainwash” and turn children into socialists.
“We’re teaching our kids class warfare. Where are we, Communist China?” Eric Bolling asked.
Apparently, the clip went viral, hence the acrimonious retort of Kermit and Miss Piggy.