Published: Tue, June 12, 2018
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Jack Dorsey, Twitter's CEO, blasted for patronizing Chick-fil-A

Jack Dorsey, Twitter's CEO, blasted for patronizing Chick-fil-A

Dorsey found himself the subject of a tweetstorm after he posted a screenshot showing how he'd saved 10 percent using Chick-fil-A's app at one of the fast-food chain's outlets in Los Angeles.

Among the critics was former CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien, who said, "This is an interesting company to boost during Pride month, @jack".

Erica Joy added: 'Please delete this or follow up with how much free advertising you're going to give GLAAD'.

The chain's CEO, Dan Cathy, once said in 2012 that he runs his company based on "biblical principles" and that he supports "the biblical definition of a family". Many accused Dorsey of aiding Chick-fil-A's alleged bigotry.

Liberal and gay Twitter users attacked Dorsey for his tweet, pointing out it was also Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month. "Completely forgot about their background". "'Background' meaning they employ 41,000 people, many of whom are the most pleasant fast food employees in the country, serve delicious food at good prices, and at incredible speed?"

Journalist Jeryl Bier, a frequent contributor to The Weekly Standard, responded to Dorsey according to Fox News.

Another user responding to Dorsey wrote, "Which is?" You mean a company that stands by its Christian values? "Apparently, that is something bad/terrible, having faith, running a decent business, never discriminated against anyone, for the "tolerance, acceptance, and inclusivity" crowd".

Is this, as one commenter argued, a lot of fuss over "just a chicken sandwich"?

"Why is it because I live my life so gay, That I should not eat Chick-fil-A?"

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