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Steve Martin, Lisa Vanderpump and other celebrities speak out about Chick-fil-A
Celebrities have taken to Twitter in response to the anti-LGBT stance of fast food restaurant Chick-fil-A and its COO Dan Cathy.
Over the past several weeks, media outlets have focused on the controversy surrounding comments made about marriage for same-sex couples by Cathy. But many media reports have not asked some critical questions, and have presented incomplete or incorrect stories to audiences. GLAAD released facts and figures for media covering Chick-Fil-A. With all of the focus on Chick-fil-A in the media, celebrities have entered the conversation.
Chick-Fil-A doesn't like gay people? So lame. Hate to think what they do to the gay chickens! Lost a loyal fan.ow.ly/ckqYe
— Ed Helms (@edhelms) July 18, 2012
— Grant Gustin (@grantgust) July 24, 2012
Other celebrities started tweeting this week about Chick-fil-A's anti-LGBT policy. Legendary actor and comedian Steve Martin took the opportunity to make a joke about the restaurant:
Had dinner at Chick-fil-A, then I married a man. There was something about that sandwich….
— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) July 31, 2012
Openly gay Star Trek actor Zachary Quinto tweeted a Huffington Post piece in which Conor Gaughan points out, "When gays get so angry about a chicken sandwich, it is because Chick-fil-A has given around $5 million to fight to discriminate against us."
this is straight to the core of the matter:huff.to/OUQ6H2 beautifully written.
— Zachary Quinto (@ZacharyQuinto) July 29, 2012
Real Housewives star Lisa Vanderpump called the restaurant's anti-LGBT stance "shameful" in a retweet from GLAAD:
— Lisa Vanderpump (@LisaVanderpump) August 1, 2012
Celebs including Perez Hilton, Fran Drescher, Frenchie Davis and Marysol Patton also retweeted and urged followers to support GLAAD instead of eating at Chick-fil-A. You can check out what others are doing to speak out against Chick-fil-A's anti-LGBT stance at http://glaad.org/chick-fil-a.
This month the United States Supreme Court will issue decisions on two cases critical to marriage equality. GLAAD is working with media outlets and couples around the country to push for marriage. Follow GLAAD for up to date news about the Supreme Court's decision at www.glaad.org/marriage