Jul 25, 2012Print This Post
A number of celebrities from coast-to-coast have unleashed a flurry of attacks on Chick-fil-A after the company’s president said they support the biblical definition of marriage.
Jon Stewart, the host of “The Daily Show”, went on a profanity laced rant against Chick-fil-A during a taping of his cable television program. Click here to watch the video.
“Open your eyes owner of Chick-fil-A,” he declared. “You’re being such an *sshole, not even Boston will tolerate you.”
Stewart was referring to recent comments made by Boston’s mayor vowing to block the Atlanta-based company from opening a restaurant in the city.
Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy created a national uproar after he affirmed his company’s support for traditional marriage during an interview with Baptist Press. Ina separate radio interview, he said that “we’re inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at him and say we know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage.”
Critics, including Boston Mayor Tom Menino, accused Chick-fil-A of being anti-gay.
The company had been reportedly considering a possible location along the city’s Freedom Trail. But Menino said he would block those efforts.
“You can’t have a business in the City of Boston that discriminates against a population,” he told the newspaper. “We’re an open city, we’re a city that’s at the forefront of inclusion.”
Stewart’s rant also including a vulgar parody of the popular Chick-fil-A cow – holding a sign that read “Eat More C**.”
And he wasn’t the only celebrity to attack the popular, family-friendly restaurant chain. Roseanne Barr unleashed a series of profane tweets — hoping that Chick-fil-A customers got cancer.
“Anyone who eats S**t fil A deserves to get the cancer that is sure to come from eating antibiotic filled tortured chickens 4 Christ,” she tweeted.
Grant Gustin, a cast member of the gay-friendly television series GLEE, wrote on Twitter that he was “done with Chick-fil-A.”
“Your food is not good enough to take from a bunch of a**holes,” he tweeted.
“The Office” star Ed Helms was not quite so vulgar in his outrage over the chicken chain.
“Chick-fil-A doesn’t like gay people? So lame,” he tweeted. “Hate to think what they do to the gay chickens! Lost a loyal fan.”
The gay rights campaign NOH8 called for a nationwide boycott earlier this year because Chick-fil-A’s charitable foundation supports Christian ministries like Focus on the Family and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
LGBT Weekly reports the NOH8 campaign is supported by Miley Cyrus, Lindsay Lohan, Deepak Chopra and the Kardashian sisters.