Muppet Star Miss Piggy honored with feminist award at Brooklyn Museum

TV star diva Muppet Miss Piggy, was awarded with a feminist award for her contributions to society at the Brooklyn Museum in New York on Thursday.

The beloved, glamorous and outspoken pig received the award at the evening ceremony from the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.

The annual Sackler Center First Awards honor extraordinary women who are first in their fields.

"Moi is thrilled, but frankly, not surprised to be receiving this Sackler Center 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!"

The presentation included a conversation with veteran women's rights campaigner Gloria Steinem and a 20-minute video retrospective of Miss Piggy's career. Miss Piggy's long-time lover, Kermit the Frog, was in the audience for the ceremony.

Elizabeth A. Sackler, the president of the center 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."

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