Miss Piggy Makes an Awards Exception

In the form of the Brooklyn Museum, tonight.

Tonight, Miss Piggy will be on hand at the Brooklyn Museum to accept a prestigious honor from the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. The Sackler Center First Awards recognize “women who are first in their fields.”


But wait a minute… Doesn’t this go against Miss Piggy’s stated personal tenets? From a USA Today write-up by Matthew Diebel:

They say that it is a woman’s prerogative to change her mind.

And that certainly seems to be the case with Muppets diva Miss Piggy, who is collecting a coveted feminism award in New York City on Thursday evening.

After all, the porcine puppet has been quoted as saying: “What are awards? Mere baubles, mere bagatelles, mere Brussels sprouts… One does not labor to shape one’s craft just for some tacky statuette that looks like a hood ornament from an old DeSoto.”

The reason Miss Piggy decided to make an exception in this case can likely be summed up in two words: Gloria Steinem. The editor of Ms. magazine will there tonight to conduct a Q&A. Kermit will also be in the Brooklyn house. The awards presentation runs from 6 to 7 p.m.

P.S. After publication, we heard from our friends at Time. Clever bunch, they had Miss Peggy pen an essay ahead of tonight’s event, explaining “Why I Am a Feminist Pig.”

[Image via: brooklynmuseum.org]