On Tuesday, an op-ed written by Noah Michelson was published to Huffington Post with the headline, “If You Really Love LGBTQ People, You Just Can’t Keep Eating Chick-fil-A.”
Dave Rubin, an American political commentator, comedian, and talk show host, then had the perfect response:
Hi, I’m Dave. I’m married to a dude and I eat chicken sandwiches whenever I want.” pic.twitter.com/7I8XxWyakO
— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) June 13, 2018
Huff Post’s tweet received over 6,000 replies. Here are some of the best:
Well I guess I'm going with my stomach in that case https://t.co/KYq4yK63JD
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) June 13, 2018
Also, imagine being this offended over a chicken sandwich. https://t.co/EeLh5HWo0c
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) June 13, 2018
How about I stay friends with my LGBT friends that aren't dicks, reject loyalties to entire groups, and STILL eat Chick-fil-A. https://t.co/7tbGt6IRL5
— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) June 13, 2018
I simply refuse to play this game.
I am not 'loyal' to a movement.
I am not 'loyal' to an ideology.
I am not obligated to a 'community.'
I am an individual with my own views and my own life. I am loyal to good people who stand with me.
— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) June 13, 2018
The controversy was started when Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted out a screenshot promoting the fast food restaurant and received backlash.
— jack (@jack) June 10, 2018
Soledad O’Brien, an American Journalist, anchor, and producer, responded suggesting he should not promote Chick-fil-A “during Pride month.”
— Soledad O'Brien (@soledadobrien) June 10, 2018
Dorsey eventually responded saying he “completely forgot about their background,” which led many to ask him what “their background” was supposed to mean.