Chick-fil's chicken gets boycotted by right-wing

Chick-fil's chicken gets boycotted by right-wing

WASHINGTON: The Lord's chicken no more: US fast food chain Chick-fil, a favorite among Americans for its sandwiches, nuggets and milkshakes, found itself on the receiving end of right-wing ire this week, accused of succumbing to woke ideology.

After conservative customers recognized the company has a diversity, equity and inclusion representation, it has joined the ranks of other seemingly innocuous brands facing calls for boycotts, including Target and Bud Light beer.

Until recently, conservatives had considered the restaurant as one of their own, with its website stating that its locations are closed on Sundays so the Baptist founder and his employees could set aside one day to rest and worship if they choose.

But the tables have turned, as right-wing influencers complain on social media about a statement from its vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion, who says the company is dedicated to ensuring mutual respect, understanding and dignity throughout our business.