Already shown up by Jim Henson’s widow, who pulled the partnership with the evangelical chicken chain, Chik-fil-A has engaged in PR stupidity that would make a good Brady Bunch episode. Signs were posted at Chik-fil-A’s stating that the Muppet promotion had ended due to unsafe toys, while the real reason was the outspoken homophobia of the chain’s CEO.
Then, rather than fessing up to it, Chik-fil-A (or its proxy) invented a Facebook profile of a teenage girl named Abby Farle, using a stock photo, and went online to defend Chik-fil-A and drop “John 3:16” in the comments, as if that settles it.
Listen, I get that progressive/liberal Christians do dumb stuff. But, seriously, the complete idiocy of right-wing Christians is breathtaking.
Update: Gizmodo now reports that Chik-fil-A denies having anything to do with it. I knew it!
PPS: Be sure to like Abby’s Facebook page.