Twitter CEO forced to apologize for eating Chick-fil-A during Pride Month

Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey ignited a backlash online after revealing that he ate at Chick-fil-A this month.

On Saturday, Dorsey posted a photo on Twitter with the caption "Boost @ChickfilA," showing he had saved 10% on a $31.58 order at the fast-food chain.  A "boost" is a cashback reward Square users can earn when using a Cash Card, which is a debit card from the payment platform.

Critics immediately seized on Dorsey's support of Chick-fil-A — whose CEO has come under fire for his views on same-sex marriage in the past — during Pride Month.

"You must love the taste of bigotry!" one person wrote in response.
"Why is Twitter boosting a notoriously anti-gay company during #PrideMonth?" another indignant person wrote.

The backlash shows Chick-fil-A still has lingering problems with its brand image following remarks six years ago by the company's CEO, Dan Cathy, regarding his views on same-sex marriage.

Cathy set off a fury among gay-rights supporters in 2012 that led to nationwide protests after he told the Baptist Press that the company backed "the biblical definition of the family unit."

Reports soon emerged detailing Chick-fil-A's many charitable donations to anti-LGBTQ organizations.

For months afterward, protesters rallied outside Chick-fil-A restaurants across the country and held "kiss-ins," where same-sex couples kissed in front of onlookers and TV cameras covering the backlash.

Jack Dorsey apologized on Sunday for eating at Chick-fil-A during Pride Month.


"How long, O you sons of men, will you turn my glory to shame?  How long will you love worthlessness and seek falsehood?" (Psalm 4:2).