Urging Disney and ABC to drop "The Muppets," the conservative Christian initiative One Million Moms has issued a bulletin warning parents of the mockumentary-style revival's "perverted nature."
"ABC has ruined 'The Muppets,'" the group states.
Premiering last night on ABC, the half-hour comedy focuses on the everyday lives of Jim Henson's beloved creations as they produce the fictional late-night talk show "Up Late With Miss Piggy."
"The mature version of 'The Muppets' will cover a range of topics from sex to drugs," One Million Moms cautions. "Miss Piggy came out as a pro-choice feminist during an MSNBC interview. The puppet characters loved by kids in the 1970s and 1980s and beyond are now weighing in on abortion and promiscuity."
If One Million Moms sounds familiar, that's probably because of its unsuccessful campaigns against publishers Archie Comics, DC Comics and Marvel, and cartoonist Aaron McGruder's Adult Swim series "Black Jesus."
A project of the American Family Association, One Million Moms in 2012 tried unsuccessfully to convince Toys ‘R’ Us to remove copies of "Life With Archie" #16, featuring the wedding of gay character Kevin Keller. Although that campaign backfired spectacularly, with that issue quickly selling out, the group then targeted Marvel and DC for gay storylines involving Northstar and Alan Scott. That also blew up, with One Million Moms briefly retreating from Facebook after its page was inundated by comments, and a pro-gay group with the same name springing up in its absence.