The internet has been awash with commentary on the controversial statements made by Chick-Fil-A’s president, Dan Cathy. He announced his complete aversion to gay marriage in July and cited his “family values” as the reason behind such a stance, sending supporters and opponents into a full-blown media battle.
Included in that battle is Mike Huckabee, who started a campaign to make August 1 “Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day.” Supporters of Cathy and Huckabee’s stance on gay marriage have been encouraged to go to their local Chick-Fil-A on this date to show support for the franchise and the message.
In response, a few videos have surfaced on the web that illustrate the vivacity and ingenuity of the LGBT community. Vlogger Molly Cox recently made an outstanding, witty and snappy video about why supporting Chick-Fil-A, among other corporations, is hurtful to gay people in everyone’s lives. She states, “This is actually a fight to remind those that love us even a little bit that supporting those who don’t is a direct blow to us.”
In yet another creative and funny video, drag queen William Belli and friends Detox and and Vicky Vox wrote and filmed the song “Chow Down (at Chick-Fil-A)” in order to ruffle the feathers of the corporation. Belli said this about why they decided to make the video:
We decided to make the anti-endorsement… It’s kind of like our reverse psychology. ‘Don’t eat there, but if you do, whatever, it’s on you.’
As Molly Cox states in her video, “Chick-Fil-A is not the first, nor will it be the last, company to come out as anti-gay.” At least some vibrant creativity has blossomed in the shadow of Cathy’s recent comments.
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