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Chicken shop employees say they were almost fired for lip-syncing to Hannah Montana

Josh Milton September 13, 2019
Blake Foster and two colleagues lip-synced to a Hannah Montana song in Chick-fil-A shop (TikTok)

Blake Foster and two colleagues lip-synced to a Hannah Montana song in Chick-fil-A (TikTok)

A former Chick-fil-A employee almost got fired for lip-syncing to Hannah Montana’s ‘Nobody’s Perfect’ and the internet can’t control itself.

Blake Foster, a 23-year-old singer, originally posted the clip on his Instagram in 2017.

But after re-uploading it to his TikTok, it’s now trending again and Twitter can’t stop talking about it.

A Halsey fan, he said that he “stayed clocked in” to record the clip with his colleagues and they “almost got fired” for filming it, according to the TikTok post.

“Don’t let this flop.”

Foster filmed the lip-sync while working at the Chick-fil-A at Loveland, Colorado, in 2017. It tallied more than 4,000 views when he posted it onto his Instagram account that year.

Two years on, and it remains one of the top posts in the branch’s Instagram location page.

The video opens with Foster in a pink shirt and two colleagues strutting down the shop. One of his colleagues-turned back-up dancers even fans himself during this.

He glides round the corner, queuing in a back-up dancer swap and a scene change.

Then Foster and two other colleagues dance in front of a  ‘Home of The Original Chicken Sandwich’ sign, just above the straws and condiments stand.

While he re-uploaded it onto his TikTok in August, a Twitter user re-posted it this week and the video went viral again. Counting-up more than 40,000 likes in two days.

The user captioned Foster’s video: “We’re supposed to believe this company is homophobic…?”

Chick-fil-A’s history with LGBT+ rights.

Foster worked for Chick-fil-A, a Baptist family-owned company which has for years given millions of dollars to organisations fighting same-sex marriage.

Chick-fil-A branch
Chick-fil-A in Virginia. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Based in Atlanta, small protests swelled across the nation against the company throughout the last decade. LGBT+ campaigners leaked financial reports revealing the extent of a network of donations to anti-LGBT+ charities and organisations.

In 2010, an online investigation by Equality Matter obtained tax records which showed that the company’s operators, its WinShape Foundation and the founding family had given millions of dollars to anti-marriage equality campaigns and organisations providing conversion therapy.

Moreover, in 2012, Dan T Cathy, whose religious father, S Truett Cathy, started the company in 1967, told a Christian news organisation that Chick-fil-A supported “the biblical definition of the family unit”.

The fast-food chain has since taken great strides to downplay its anti-LGBT+ history over the years.

But 2017 tax filings showed that the chain’s charitable arm, the Chick-fil-A Foundation, donated $1.65 million to Fellowship of Christian Athletes, which imposes a ban on ‘homosexual acts’ on its employees.

This was an increase in donations compared to the previous year, the records showed.

More: chick-fil-a, Hannah Montana, tiktok, Twitter

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