Published: Tue, June 12, 2018
Finance | By Claude Patterson

Jack Dorsey Apologizes for Eating Chick-fil-A After Twitter Mob Attacks

Jack Dorsey Apologizes for Eating Chick-fil-A After Twitter Mob Attacks

Dorsey shared a screenshot on Sunday showing he had received a 10 per cent discount at a Los Angeles branch of the fast food chain. COO Dan Cathy caused a stir in 2012 when he told a radio host "I think we are inviting God's judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at Him and say, 'We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage'".

"Please delete this or follow up with how much free advertising you're going to give GLAAD", wrote another user, referring to the LGBTQ organization. After the 2012 controversy sparked by Cathy's remark, the company said in a statement that it would "leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the government and political arena" and that its culture is "to treat every person with honor, dignity and respect - regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender".

While many agreed with O'Brien's view that Dorsey's tweet could be seen as being in bad taste, the backlash rubbed some Christians and Chick-fil-A fans the wrong way.

Chick fil-A has previously been linked to anti-LGBTQ views. "Completely forgot about their background", which only fueled the backlash further.

Journalist Jeryl Bier, a frequent contributor to The Weekly Standard, responded to Dorsey according to Fox News. You mean their late CEO being a Christian?

Liberal and gay Twitter users attacked Dorsey for his tweet, pointing out it was also Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month.

Try as it might, Chick-fil-A just can not shake its homophobic reputation. "Not everything is about politics or religion or someone else's overly sensitive feelings".

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