Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was raked over the coals for eating at Chick-fil-A during Pride Month, because of the fast-food chain owner’s opposition to gay marriage.
Dorsey ruffled feathers when he posted about the 10 % discount he got by using the fast-food chain’s app at one of its Los Angeles outposts.
Plucky users on his own social media site were quick to remind Dorsey that Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy is a known critic of gay marriage, saying in 2012 that his eatery supported “the biblical definition of the family unit” and that marriage equality was “inviting God’s judgment” on the US.
Some pointed out that Dorsey shouldn’t be advertising for the chicken sandwich chain during a month meant to celebrate LGBT people.
“This is an interesting company to boost during Pride month, @jack,” wrote broadcast journalist Soledad O’Brien.
“You’re right. Completely forgot about their background,” the Twitter honcho replied.
“Please delete this or follow up with how much free advertising you’re going to give GLAAD,” tweeted @EricaJoy.
“Really, really bad timing,” wrote @ClareWHarris.
Michael Kell added: “You must love the taste of bigotry!”
But others, like user @RealJacobPerry, pointed out that “sometimes a sandwich is just a sandwich.”
“This just shows what a sad world we live in…,” tweeted Brandon Weaver. “When a guy feels he has to apologize for eating a chicken sandwich?!”