Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Blasted For Patronizing Chick-Fil-A

In 2012 Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy drew rebukes from gay rights advocates when he said he supports a'biblical definition of family

Twitter CEO and founder Jack Dorsey apologized over the weekend after critics reacted to a tweet revealing he had eaten at Chick-fil-A.

One user was journalist Soledad O'Brien, a former CNN anchor, who also chose to add her two cents to the conversation.

Erica Joy added: 'Please delete this or follow up with how much free advertising you're going to give GLAAD'.

"You're right. Completely forgot about their background", the Twitter honcho replied. It was the kind of tweet that could be easily ignored - if, perhaps, it didn't happen to be Pride Month, and if Chick-fil-A's own CEO wasn't known for his opposition to gay marriage. "That background?" wrote journalist Jeryl Bier. You mean their late CEO being a Christian? Or a company that employs over 40,000 people?

Another user also responded to Dorsey, telling him to relax - it's just a sandwich.

A spokeswoman for Twitter pointed to Dorsey's response to O'Brien and declined to comment further.

She spoke at a "Chick-fil-A Leadercast event" in 2012 at the University of Texas at Austin while she was listed as an "anchor and special correspondent for CNN."

The fast food chain has been criticized over its CEO Dan Cathy views concerning gay marriage. The company has made great efforts to engage urban audiences, doing remarkably well in New York City even against the mayor's call for a boycott.

"Why is Twitter boosting a notoriously anti-gay company during #PrideMonth?" another person wrote.

Try as it might, Chick-fil-A just can not shake its homophobic reputation.

"Oh, grow a pair, Jack".

Another user responding to Dorsey wrote, "Which is?" "Not everything is about politics or religion or someone else's overly sensitive feelings".



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