Chick-fil-A, the beloved conservative chicken sandwich brand, has attracted the ire of conservatives on Twitter after announcing its decision to hire a new Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The move has sparked outrage from conservatives who believe that the company is sacrificing its values in order to appease the woke left.
🚨🚨BREAKING: Chick-Fil-A Slammed By Conservatives As 'Woke' Initiatives Come To Light🚨🚨https://t.co/ZzY2WvxOwV
— 🇺🇸🇺🇸Josh Dunlap🇺🇲🇺🇲 ULTRA-MAGA (@JDunlap1974) May 30, 2023
Erick McReynolds, the new Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, has been quoted on Chick-fil-A’s website as saying that the company is “committed to ensuring mutual respect, understanding, and dignity everywhere we do business.” However, conservatives have taken issue with the company’s decision to place such a heavy emphasis on diversity and inclusion, arguing that it is at odds with Chick-fil-A’s traditional values.
— Tim Pool (@Timcast) May 30, 2023
So it turns out I was right. Chick-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy says all white people should get on their knees and shine black peoples shoes with a sense of shame, a sense of embarrassment.
What a self hating loser. pic.twitter.com/IbPGwtkKKH https://t.co/HEYTzsZIl8
— I Meme Therefore I Am 🇺🇸 (@ImMeme0) May 30, 2023
One Twitter user even unearthed a video of former Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy shining the shoes of a Black parishioner and engaging in what was perceived as acts of extreme wokeness. This was met with swift outrage from conservatives, who vowed to boycott the restaurant chain.
Despite the controversy, Chick-fil-A’s commitment to conservative values remains strong. The company’s current CEO, Andrew Truett Cathy, continues to direct the company’s political action committee to donate to Republican candidates and conservative causes. Furthermore, the decision to close its doors on Sunday in honor of the traditional day of rest shows that Chick-fil-A remains committed to family values.
Indeed, the fact that Chick-fil-A is one of the most profitable restaurant chains in the United States is a testament to the strength of its conservative values. Conservatives are tired of seeing companies go “woke” with messages of inclusivity at the expense of their loyal customers. Chick-fil-A’s decision to hire a Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion only serves to undermine the faith of its conservative base.
Other companies, such as Bud Light, Target, and Kohl’s, have also come under fire from conservatives for promoting woke messages ahead of Pride Month. Chick-fil-A’s decision to go down this path risks alienating its conservative base and hurting its bottom line. It remains to be seen whether the company will reverse course and reaffirm its commitment to conservative values.