Kermit and Miss Piggy were responding to Fox’s criticism of their new film when the two fired away stinging remarks at a London press conference last week to promote the release of their film “The Muppets” in the U.K.
It all started when Kermit was asked how he felt that a Fox News employee suggested the movie was pushing a dangerous liberal agenda and trying to brainwash children.
“You know it’s a funny thing,” said Kermit. “They were concerned about us having some prejudice against oil companies.”
Kermit said that’s simply not true, “Besides if we have problems with oil companies why would we have spent the entire film driving around in a gas-guzzling Rolls Royce,” he said, “Makes no sense.”
But it was the vivacious pink pig with blonde hair and pearls that fired the real insult to Fox.
“It’s almost as laughable as accusing Fox News as being news,” said Miss Piggy.
The two fuzzy puppets were seeking revenge after Fox publicly criticized the new Muppets’ film, in which the film’s villain is an oil mogul appropriately named Tex Richman, who wants to destroy the Muppets’ historic theater so he can drill for oil.
It was back in December, during “Follow the Money” when host Eric Bolling and Dan Gainor of the conservative Media Research Center took a shot at the movie.
“Liberal Hollywood depicting a successful businessman as evil-that’s not new,” Bolling said.
“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.”
Gainor went on to say, “They hate corporate America. And so you’ll see all these movies attacking it, whether it was ‘Cars 2,’ which is another kids’ movie, the George Clooney movie ‘Syriana,’ ‘There Will Be Blood,’ all these movies attacking the oil industry, none of them reminding people what oil means for most people, which is fuel to light a hospital, or heat your home, or maybe fuel an ambulance to get you to the hospital if you need that. And they don’t want to tell that story.”
Clearly, this didn’t sit well with the two popular puppets who got their revenge, according to the YouTube video caption, during a press conference on January 26 at The May Fair Hotel.
Following Miss Piggy’s remarks, Kermit predicted “that’s going to be all over the Internet” and the little green frog was right, the video went viral Jan. 28, and has since garnered over 1 million views.
“Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy hit back at Fox News during a UK press conference following the London Premiere of their new film,” reads the video caption. “Kermit mocks their blatant and pointless fear mongering before Miss Piggy offers her own opinion on Fox News.” Check it out.