06/08/2012

The Chick-fil-A Cock Up

The Chick-fil-A Cock UpThe CEO of the fast food chain Chick-fil-A caused controversy when he expressed his anti-gay marriage views. It seems odd to be reading bad news about a fast food place and it isn't McDonald's. In fact this story is making McDonald's look good. They're not anti-gay marriage. Ronald McDonald loves the cock. That's why they put some in all their burgers.

CEO Dan Cathy said he didn't support the right to gay marriage. On one level we shouldn't care. He oversees the cooking of chicken, he's not a policy maker. It's like hearing that Colonel Sanders thinks contraception is wrong. And that would at least explain the "finger licking good" phrase.

But people were upset and this led to politicians in Boston, Chicago, New York and San Francisco saying the company is not welcome in their states.

So, in retaliation, people who disagree with the right to gay marriage, and a few people were just love chicken, organised a Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day when people ate a chicken in a bun as a protest.

If only more protests were food related. Say no to the Iraq war, give peas a chance.

Former Republican presidential candidate and Fox News host Mike Huckabee was the one who organised it, to support the company "run by Christian principles" as he called it.

Not the Christian principles about giving away all your wealth to get into heaven, because the CEO likes money after all, but just the ones about marriage.

But some of the argument for Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day was that stopping a company from trading in a state just because they said something you disagree with is a breach of freedom of speech. I'm in favour of the right to gay marriage but I'm also in favour of the right to free speech. Tricky.

And then, in retaliation to the Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day, a nationwide 'kiss-in' protest outside Chick-Fil-A restaurants took place on 'Same Sex Kiss Day'.

Straight or gay, I don't want to see people snogging while I'm trying to eat. The sounds people make when they're getting passionate are kind of the same sounds I make when I'm eating fast food. They'll think I'm taking the Micky.

So I'm confused. I don't think saying gay marriage is wrong is OK, but I don't think stopping people from saying that is OK either. I defend both side's right to protest but I don't want to see anyone snog, or right-wing people filling their faces with chicken. I'm just grateful it's not a UK issue. We don't have Chick-Fil-A so on Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day I could make my own non-partisan food choice. I only ate hotdogs... sexily. And by that I mean with funky 70s guitar playing in the background and no chewing.

>Read the source story
Share:

Get the FREE SomeNews email






"Today's Some News email is hilarious... Subscribe if you haven't yet! Top stuff" 

Twitter

LIVE SHOWS

The SomeNews Live Show
See where the SomeNews Live Show will be next.

Contact

Written/edited by Mr Steve N Allen
If you need to get in touch email info@somenews.co.uk, call 07510334318 or Skype SomeNews.co.uk. See the About SomeNews page for more info.

Blog Archive