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Chick-Fil-A Food Truck Brings Homophobic Meals to Streets of D.C.

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A Chick-Fil-A truck is on its way to Washington D.C. and is stirring up a online battle after DCist posted a tweet heralding its arrival and got a swarm of attacks:

DCist did not hang its head in shame. On Tuesday, DCist's editor Martin Austermuhle put up a new blog post describing his reasons for reporting on Chick-Fil-A's food truck coming to the District (because it's news) and his surprise when detractors took to the Internet to lambaste DCist for publishing this news. He also engaged in some meta-analysis about how to some people food and politics are inextricably linked while others do not vet the politics of their eating establishments.

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  1. Then there's the fact that Chik-fil-A is suing a local Vermont tee shirt artist who hand-screens "Eat More Kale" on tee shirts. He started the project to support a farmer he knew who had a bumper crop of kale that year.

    Story here: http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/article/20111124/BUSINESS08/111240307/-Eat-More-Kale-trademark-flap-more-complex-than-simple-slogan

    (See also
    http://www.boingboing.net/2012/03/25/chick-fil-a-threatens-guy-who.html; http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/05/us/eat-more-kale-t-shirts-challenged-by-chick-fil-a.html; http://www.treehugger.com/corporate-responsibility/eat-more-kale-crusader-fights-back-agasint-chick-fil-s-lawsuit.html; and others.)

    Corporate bullying, homophobia, it's all bullying.

    Posted by: Nanuq | Mar 28, 2012 10:14:54 AM


  2. They'll lose their fight eventually along with all the money they've thrown into the battle. I'll keep eating there and hope it hurts them that much more on the end.

    Posted by: Wdeanis | Mar 28, 2012 11:38:37 AM


  3. I will gladly enjoy their yummy sandwiches. The lines will be megalong for sure. People in DC are stoked about this!

    Posted by: Mohammed | Mar 28, 2012 12:43:54 PM


  4. This will be a huge success in DC no matter where they park. Tourist, gov't workers... even in DuPont Circle there will be lines.

    Posted by: Craig | Mar 28, 2012 12:55:29 PM


  5. Why would any gay person give money to a corparate bully that tries to do us harm. It doesn't matter how good their food product is when their agenda is to hurt us.

    Posted by: the village elder | Mar 28, 2012 1:36:37 PM


  6. Some of the headlines here are better than The Onion.

    Posted by: MarkUs | Mar 28, 2012 2:07:14 PM


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