A conservative group finds the new adult-themed “The Muppets” show to be perverted and wants parents to urge ABC to take it off the air.
As Reported By Fortune:
While many nostalgic Americans are looking forward to the return of the Muppets to network television on Tuesday, one group is less than thrilled, deriding the new, more adult-themed show featuring the beloved 1970’s felt puppets as “perverted” and calling on ABC to can the program: the pro-family One Million Moms.
In the run-up to the show’s premiere, ABC’s promotional campaign has focused on Kermit and Miss Piggy’s alleged breakup and subsequent rebound relationships, the porcine star’s promiscuity, Fozzie Bear’s relationship with a woman, and even included an ad with a Kermit clad in only a scarf that brags, “Finally, a network TV show with full frontal nudity.”
“The Muppets,” a 30-minute series, marks the 1970’s-era characters’ first regular television program in nearly 20 years, and will feel a lot like “30 Rock,” mockumentary-style with quick-zoom reaction shots and confessional cutaways, says the New York Times. But the more grown-up topics the show will dive into are what is irking the One Million Moms.
So the group has launched a petition to warn parents “The Muppets” was not the family-friendly program its 1970’s predecessor was.
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