Atlanta, Georgia-based restaurant Chick-fil-A is certainly no stranger to criticism from customers. For years, they've come under fire due to comments Chick-fil-A founder Dan Cathy made about homosexuality and donations he made to anti-LGBTQ organizations. Ironically though, as of late, the eatery has found itself being blasted online for a completely different reason: its new diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.
Details surrounding the new initiatives were posted on the Chick-fil-A website in September and they've recently become a hot topic of conversation on social media.
"At Chick-fil-A, Inc., our commitment is to approach this work with intention and humility, always believing the best in one another and striving for common ground. We’re early on in our journey, but we’re honored by the opportunity to steward our organization’s greatest asset—our people—and are energized by the road ahead," a statement on the Chick-fil-A website reads.
Despite the restaurant declaring that it's "committed to being better at together," a number of people are now threatening to separate from Chick-fil-A for being too "woke."
One call to action in particular, a suggestion from Twitter user @JoeyMannarino, who claims to be a political strategist, has received a flood of comments on Twitter.
"We have a problem. Chick-Fil-A just hired a VP of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. This is bad. Very bad. I don’t want to have to boycott. Are we going to have to boycott?," Joey Mannarino tweeted.
Although Mannarino did receive some pushback, his tweet was met with responses like "As of today I will no longer be eating Chick-Fil-A."
Shockingly, Chick-fil-A isn't the only restaurant receiving backlash from customers due to its calls for inclusion. Cracker Barrel was also called out on social media recently for its post celebrating Pride Month.2023-06-09T20:47:39Z dg43tfdfdgfd