Never before has fried chicken been associated with such a homophobic stance. But now, thanks to fast food chain Chick-fil-A, we can make that connection. Ever since the chain’s president Dan Cathy opened his big mouth about gay marriage “shaking a fist at God,” he has opened up a serious can of hate against his restaurant. Even the people of Hollywood are adding to the wrath against the homophobic chicken people.
It’s hard to believe that the greatest division in American politics these days is “pro-“ or “anti-Chick-fil-A.”— Conan O'Brien (@ConanOBrien) July 27, 2012
“The Office” actor Ed Helms was among the first stars to speak up about his disappointment in Chick-fil-A’s stance last week, claiming that they “lost a loyal fan.” Since then a long list of celebrity activists backed his disapproval.
Chick-Fil-A doesn't like gay people? So lame. Hate to think what they do to the gay chickens! Lost a loyal fan.ow.ly/ckqYe— Ed Helms (@edhelms) July 18, 2012
Roseanne Barr was one of the names on that list, coming in hard with the statement that anyone who ate at the restaurant “deserves to get the cancer that is sure to come from eating antibiotic filled tortured chickens 4Christ.” She has since apologized for her “choice of words.”
Actress Mia Farrow bashed the company in a slightly more dignified way, tweeting a link to an article that threw Chick-fil-A’s attempts to defend themselves with biblical principles under the bus.
“This is — in every way, shape, and form — a company proactively engaging against the interests of LGBT people, and that is the quite justified reason for outcry,” the article by Zack Ford read.
Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, who also spent some time sharing his thoughts on Twitter, took time to speak with Hollyscoop at GLAAD Hancock Park: Top Chef Invasion in Los Angeles yesterday.
“Being homophobic is bad for business,” he said. “Being gay hating supporting, whatever.”
Also present at the event was “Happy Divorced” actress Fran Drescher, a proud supporter of “all civil liberties.” Though she is known for her iconic role as “The Nanny,” she added officiating a same-sex marriage to her resume recently.
“It was just like any other wedding that you would go to where two people are in love and want to spend the rest of their life together,” Drescher told Hollyscoop. “I wish that all of the doubters and the haters could have seen that. It is just a very normal and natural part of the human experience.”
The couple that the actress married won the opportunity through her “Love is Love” contest on the “Happily Divorced” Facebook page.
But it’s not all bad news coming in for the chicken joint. In fact, it appears that the company has a new spokesperson: Sarah Palin…
The Alaskan politician has since been bashed for tweeting a picture of an outing she took to a Chick-fil-A location.
“Sarah Palin is apparently hungry for chicken and controversy,” said CNN anchor Randi Kaye, after the segment opened with the song “Stupid Girl” by Pink.
Yikes… All this controversy is making me hungry! (I think I’ll stick to a hamburger for now, though.)