AceShowbiz - Originally created to entertain children, "The Muppets" is now disapproved of by One Million Moms. The organization calls for a boycott on the upcoming ABC series which 1MM describes as having a more adult-skewed tone than previous "Muppets" works.
"The mature version of 'The Muppets' will cover a range of topics from sex to drugs," the organization wrote in its website. "ABC hopes children watch the show and predict they would enjoy some of the humor, but 1MM would disagree. It is not the show it once was. ABC has ruined 'The Muppets.' How many parents want to explain the punchline of sexually charged jokes to young children?"
It added, "Many parents unknowingly will let their children watch an episode only to find out its perverted nature too late, unless they are alerted ahead of time. 1MM and others need to get the word out to families to avoid this program at all costs."
Believing that this action would be "unnecessary if ABC had made the program follow its original family-friendly design," 1MM urges all parents to "strongly encourage the network to drop all plans to air the program."
The new "The Muppets" series will premiere Tuesday, September 22 at 8 P.M. ET. A new clip from the first episode has made its way out via PEOPLE, showing Miss Piggy who complains to Kermit about having Elizabeth Banks as the first guest on her show.