Chick-Fil-A Protest/Appreciation Day [Update]
I can’t quite say why this story has gotten so much mileage, but why stop now?
Today is both Chick-Fil-A appreciation day and a day of counter-protests. The biggest anti-Chick-Fil-A protest I know of is one encouraging same sex couples to kiss at a Chick-Fil-A on Friday, so if you go to a Chick-Fil-A (a name I’ve grown to hate typing out) over the next few days, you should find either gay couples kissing or lots of people saying grace before they eat, maybe both. Enjoy the contrived outrage and traffic near Chick-Fil-A restaurants.
Honestly, I expect a much bigger turnout of supporters than protesters for a few reasons:
- Supporting Chick-Fil-A isn’t hard. You can do it on your lunch break without sacrificing any personal time
- Most people who support gay rights are straight, and straight people kissing at a Chick-Fil-A will go unnoticed. Plus, Chick-Fil-A serves food, and people can show their support by eating at a place where they always eat. I’m sure there are places where Chick-Fil-As will see more protestors than supporters but probably no many.
- If you’re already boycotting why bother? They don’t care if you protest. You’ve already done all the damage you can be not giving them money.
No matter what side of this argument you agree with, I just want to remind everyone that the worst thing about Chick-Fil-A is the shitty, god-awful food. Seriously, if you tried to give those things out as humanitarian aid, you would end up on trial at The Hague.
[I guess gay couples were kissing yesterday at Chick-Fil-A, but the thing I saw did say August 3rd. Regardless, I'm tired of this story and won't be posting about it again.]