Chick-Fil-A Fails at Damage Control (PHOTOS)
The restaurant has been under fire since CEO Dan Cathy announced to the Baptist Press that the company “supports the biblical definition of the family unit” (read: is against gay marriage).
More damningly, they have also donated millions to organizations such as Focus on the Family and Exodus International, the latter of which is a ‘pray the gay away’-type group that has spawned quite a few horror stories.
This is a problem for Chick-fil-A, considering that throughout the country, support for gay rights is growing. Once Chick-fil-A’s admission became public knowledge, support for the company dropped, with many calling for protests and boycotts. They’ve even been barred from opening a location in Boston as a direct result of their anti-gay stance.
They’ve also lost support from The Muppets. The Jim Henson Company announced on July 20th that they would no longer be offering their Jim Henson’s Creature Shop toys in Chick-fil-A’s kids’ meals, and have donated the money they received from Chick-fil-A to GLAAD.
That makes this ‘recall notice’, which was allegedly put in effect on July 19th, seem a little suspicious.
One Facebook user decided to post about their suspicions on Chick-fil-A’s Facebook fan page – and that’s when Chick-fil-A made a huge PR blunder.
Chick-fil-A is using fake Facebook accounts to contest claims that their ‘recall’ has nothing to do with ‘defective toys’. And they’re failing at it. This does not look good.