Fem­i­nist award for Miss Piggy

Lesotho Times - - Entertainment -

LOS AN­GE­LES — Screen and TV star, diva and beloved Muppet, Miss Piggy, is be­ing recog­nised for her con­tri­bu­tions to so­ci­ety with a fem­i­nist award at the Brook­lyn Mu­seum in New York to­day.

The glam­orous, out­spo­ken pig will re­ceive the award at the evening cer­e­mony from the El­iz­a­beth A. Sackler Cen­tre for Fem­i­nist Art. The pre­sen­ta­tion will in­clude a con­ver­sa­tion with vet­eran women’s rights cam­paigner Glo­ria Steinem and a 20-minute video ret­ro­spec­tive of Miss Piggy’s ca­reer.

“Moi is thrilled, but frankly, not sur­prised to be re­ceiv­ing this Sackler Cen­tre First Award,” Miss Piggy said in a state­ment.

“It is truly won­der­ful to be cel­e­brated and share this honor with fel­low le­gends, role mod­els, and pioneers of fe­male fab­u­los­ity. We rock!”

Miss Piggy’s long-time squeeze, Ker­mit the Frog, will be in the au­di­ence for the cer­e­mony.

The an­nual Sackler Cen­tre First Awards hon­our ex­tra­or­di­nary women who are first in their fields. El­iz­a­beth A. Sackler, the pres­i­dent of the cen­tre for fem­i­nist art, the­ory and ad­vo­cacy for women’s is­sues, said Miss Piggy em­bod­ies ex­cep­tional spirit, de­ter­mi­na­tion and grit and has taught im­por­tant lessons about over­com­ing ob­sta­cles to gen­er­a­tions of fans.

Miss Piggy starred in The Muppet Show, that ran from 1976 to 1981, and has ap­peared in films, in­clud­ing 2014’s Mup­pets Most Wanted. — Reuters

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