10 Celebrities Who Despise Chick-fil-A

Students, celebrities, and consumers alike are rejecting Chick-fil-A

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The iconic Chick-fil-A sign.

If you didn't know that Chick-fil-A is against same-sex marriage, it has been confirmed over and over through their donations to anti-gay marriage campaigns, and most recently through an interview with the Baptist Press with their president Dan Cathy. Chick-fil-A’s continuous presence in the media has not gone unnoticed by celebrities, students, and consumers alike.

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College students from seven different schools across the nation have started petitions to remove Chick-fil-A from their campuses.

James Castle, a law student at the University of Kansas, wrote, "Because Chick-fil-A's stance on gay rights could create a hostile environment for queer youth and allies, having a Chick-fil-A on campus deeply conflicts with the University of Kansas Mission on Values and the Chancellor's and Provost's personal commitments to diversity at KU."

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Students are not the only people wanting to shut down Chick-fil-A; actress Rose McGowan tweeted Huffington Post’s "Shut Down Chick-fil-A" story, and many other celebrities have vowed not to patronize the fast-food chicken chain.

When chef Anne Burrell was asked during an interview at The Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival how she felt about the controversy, she said, "I just won’t eat there. Wherever I lie literally and figuratively, I think it is bad to discriminate. I hope they pull their heads out of their Chick-fil-A."

Andrew Zimmern, host of the Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods, shared a similar view during the festival, saying, "I am a huge Chick-fil-A fan, they have a great sandwich, but I choose not to spend my money anymore in a place that won’t publically embrace people of all shapes, sizes, skin color, politics, sexual orientation, or whatever. I am very proud to have gay family members… it feels awkward to even use that word." He added, "I don’t play volleyball, I do not ask people 'do you play volleyball?' before befriending them."

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Chef Tyler Florence also shared a personal connection to the controversy Saturday during the festival, saying, "I believe in equal rights without a question. My younger brother is gay, [and] it is ridiculous for a company that sells things to completely divide a community."

Other celebrities have gone on record sharing their views, such as Cher, Ed Helms, Roseanne Barr, and Grant Gustin. It seems Chick-fil-A has created what is arguably the hottest food controversy of 2012, so far.
 


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ChicFilA has healthy food The gay crowd has aids & other self induced diseases, You get what you bargain for.

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ChicFilA has healthy food The gay crowd has aids & other self induced diseases, You get what you bargain for.

gorgo 1's picture

And I despise all of you two-bit, no talent celebrities! Each time I eat at Chic-fil-A I will hoist my sandwich and toast you: "Here's to you scum bags!"

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Should you happen to choke on a chicken bone, no doubt you would not let an LGBT person administer the Heimlich lest they put their "scum" hands on your precious body. Too bad, one less bigot on Earth.

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How many of these so called celebrities would stand side by side with people with disabilities (we are the largest minority)? Do you go to inaccessible venues? Do you host events in inaccessible venues? Especially those in the food industry, how many of your venues are accessible? As a community, we spend a lot of money, don't you want to tap us as patrons? Some of us are LGBT some aren't. To all the temporarily able bodied, watch out .... you could join us any day!

Edith M Prentiss - VP Legislative Affairs Disabled In Action of Metro NY

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Ms Emprentiss, Your point is well taken but the comparison is way off base. The disabled are not vilified by an ignorant bigot nor are vast funds spent to crusade against them. Certainly many places could and should have facilities for the disabled, but it sometimes is virtually impossible due to technical considerations or a very, very high cost.

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