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The Muppets fire back at Fox News

Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy attend the U.K. premiere of "The Muppets" on Jan. 26, 2012, in London. Getty

(CBS) Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy are firing back at allegations made last month about their film being anti-capitalist.

In December, Fox Business' Eric Bolling accused "The Muppets" of pushing an "anti-corporate message" and a liberal agenda. The film's villain is an evil oil magnate named Tex Richman.

Business anchor asks: "Are 'The Muppets' brainwashing our kids?"

The Muppets held a press conference in London last week, to promote the U.K. release of their film, where the characters poked fun at the comments.

"They were concerned about us having some prejudice against oil companies - that, I can tell you, is categorically not true," Kermit told reporters. "Besides, if we had a problem with oil companies, why would we have spent the entire film driving around in a gas-guzzling Rolls-Royce?"

Miss Piggy added, "It's almost as laughable as accusing Fox News as, you know, being news."

"Boy, that's going to be all over the Internet!" Kermit quipped.

Watch the exchange below:

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