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. Nanuq says

    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.

  2. Wdeanis says

    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.

  3. the village elder says

    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.

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