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Ben Shapiro and his alt-right rabble are mourning the loss of homophobic chicken

Josh Milton November 19, 2019
Conservative pundit Ben Shapiro is outraged that Chick-fil-A is no longer donating to anti-LGBT charities. (Araya Diaz/WireImage)

Conservative pundit Ben Shapiro is outraged that Chick-fil-A is no longer donating to anti-LGBT charities. (Araya Diaz/WireImage)

US conservative pundit Ben Shapiro is outraged that fast-food outlet Chick-fil-A is no longer donating to anti-LGBT charities and honestly who is even surprised by this.

The Daily Wire editor-in-chief took to Twitter yesterday to denounce the “censorious Left” while calling the company’s move “terrible”.

For years, the baptist-owned chain has been dogged by boycotts and backlash from queer activists for its ties to groups that oppose marriage equality.

But officials confirmed that the chain will no longer do so and instead divert donations to supporting food banks and fighting against homelessness, prompting outrage from some right-wing figures.

Right-wing commentators denounce Chick-fil-A for halting donations to anti-LGBT+ groups.

As conservative circles have defended the company for its religious freedom in the past, Shapiro and several other right-wing personalities came together to mourn their loss.

Shapiro tweeted: “Chick-Fil-A has survived and thrived because they served everyone AND refused to cater to the cancel culture.

“Now they’ve caved at the behest of the censorious Left.

“This is a terrible move and just the latest indicator that the centre cannot hold.”

Shapiro then elaborated his point, but basically said the same thing again.

“A country in which we only eat at restaurants where we agree with the owners’ politics – when the owners’ politics does not affect anything happening inside the restaurant – is a country that cannot survive as a unified entity,” he tweeted.

While fellow Daily Wire colleague Matt Walsh chimed in: “Chick-fil-A defied the LGBT rage mob for years and only grew in popularity because of it.

“Now all of a sudden they cave. This is the most pointless and counter productive surrender I’ve ever seen.”

The “LGBT rage mob” had, for years, raised awareness of the company’s long and complicated history with LGBT+ rights, such as its CEO stating his opposition to marriage equality.

Conservatives enraged that chicken shop gave into ‘cancel culture’ call for it to be cancelled. 

Moreover, Rubin Report presenter Davie Rubin, who once blamed wildfires on a utility company hiring gay people, was roiled at the news.

He said: “Chick-fil-A was actually cool because it stood up to the progressive mind virus which is cancel culture.

“I’m not going back to that sad, dry, pathetic Burger King chicken sandwich.”

However, as many users pointed out, Rubin was essentially calling for Chick-fil-A to be cancelled for caving into cancel culture.

“Yes,” one user said, “boycott them to show you oppose cancel culture!”

In retaliation, Rubin hit back that he advocates for the “free market” and for companies to do “as they please”.

But as more brought to light, he said this while detracting a company for doing exactly that.

“They didn’t cave to cancel culture,” Blaine explained.

“They simply shifted their donations toward causes (education, homelessness & hunger) that effect more people directly.

“They have stated *nothing* about LGBTQ+ pressure.”

Moreover, some were simply perplexed that Rubin was outraged that Chick-fil-A was now re-directing money to combat homeless charities instead:

 

More: Ben Shapiro, chick-fil-a, Daily Wire, Dave Rubin, matt walsh

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