Twitter CEO Apologizes for Eating Chick-Fil-A Following LGBT Backlash


Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey backtracked Sunday after drawing the ire of liberal activists for eating at Chick-fil-A during LGBT Pride Month.

It all started Saturday, when Dorsey posted a screenshot of a transaction showing that he had just spent money at the popular chicken restaurant.

It didn’t take long for some people to take issue with his eating habits, due in part to the fact that Chick-fil-A — which was founded by Christians and is closed on Sundays — has ties to conservative groups.

As noted by Yahoo, the fast-food chain has previously donated money to conservative organizations that are opposed to homosexual marriage. Moreover, in 2012, Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy said he was personally opposed to gay marriage.

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Twitter users were quick to remind Dorsey of these facts.

On Sunday, Dorsey responded to the backlash and indicated that it was appropriate.

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“You’re right,” he said in response to a tweet from journalist Soledad O’Brien. “Completely forgot about their background.”

But the controversy wasn’t over yet, as many users pointed out that Dorsey had done nothing wrong in the first place.

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“‘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 amazing speed? That background?” wrote journalist Jeryl Bier.

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Joe Setyon was a deputy managing editor for The Western Journal who had spent his entire professional career in editing and reporting. He previously worked in Washington, D.C., as an assistant editor/reporter for Reason magazine.
Joe Setyon was deputy managing editor for The Western Journal with several years of copy editing and reporting experience. He graduated with a degree in communication studies from Grove City College, where he served as managing editor of the student-run newspaper. Joe previously worked as an assistant editor/reporter for Reason magazine, a libertarian publication in Washington, D.C., where he covered politics and wrote about government waste and abuse.
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