Facebookers Use Chick-fil-A Ad to Share Views on Gay Marriage
Chick-fil-A's fill-in-the-blank game draws anti-Chick-fil-A comments
The debate surrounding Chick-fil-A’s gay marriage views has extended to Facebook. Chick-fil-A has donated millions to anti-gay-marriage organizations, and now their new ad has become a space for people to sport their beliefs about the issue.
Chick-fil-A chose to celebrate their annual "Cow Appreciation Day" (their tongue-in-cheek ad campaigns are based on the idea that their customers make cows happy by eating chicken instead of burgers) by asking diners to share their favorite part of the celebration with a fill-in-the-blank ad reading, "My favorite part of Cow Appreciation Day is..."
The company was probably expecting nostalgic responses complimenting their service, plus discussions of perks such as "free food." But Facebookers aren't always the appeasing type, and some users posted comments that called out the company's anti-gay stance.
"Hating on the gays with Chick-fil-A" and "HoMOOphobia" are just a few of the "favorite parts" listed.
Despite the response, Chick-fil-A has not removed these posts and the comments keep flowing on the forum. Let’s see if Chick-fil-A will allow the debate to continue to the "Cow Appreciation Day" festivities on July 13.