Y U So Blatently Homophobic, Chick-Fil-A? [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 5 years ago in

Well, we know why--but why be dicks about it?
There are 46 comments:
Male 3,369
Mikeoksbiggg: "I only use the term "fags" when talking about a bunch of loud annoying conservatives screwing America all day."



fixed.
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Male 5,013
I ran this by a few of my gay friends. Consensus is with all the negativity around the company this is too cleaver to get mad at.
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Male 2,855
because im seeing it here, it is merchandising genius
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Male 1,497
I only use the term "fags" when talking about a bunch of loud annoying bikers reving their engines all day.
Watch the South Park episode.
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Male 40
If I called a bikers kid a d-bag I`d get put in the hospital. Is d-bag a reference to gays? I don`t see many bikers at the playground either :s
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Male 702
That`s a pretty tasteless stab. they used the word `fruitcake` because they knew that they could get away with it.
*shakes head disapprovingly*
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Male 1,678
Mental patients should be offended here, not gay people, and certainly not whiny straight people on behalf of gay people.

Any person who is offended by this is a person who wanted to be offended by this.
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Male 5,013
You don`t think fruitcake is a slam against gays? Walk up to the biggest toughest biker at the play yard and tell him his little boy is a fruitcake. Then tell us what hospital you are in. I`ll send flowers.

Although for all I know this could just be a Northwest slang.
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Male 5,872
fil-A fatigue
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Female 2,549
When I was a kid this word was the first, I heard, that insinuated `gay`.
`What fun`` thought, always liked fruitcakes
Still do ;-)
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Male 71
Doesn`t seem homophobic to me.
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Male 96
Blatantly.The spelling fancy, the spelling.
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Male 1,268
"For all you that are pretending it only means crazy Google "gay" and "fruitcake" you`ll get 900K hits, plus one picture of Fancylad."

Couldn`t find the picture of fancy. Did find one of Saxon though. Ah, google.
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Female 1,478
It kinda does, DShephard. How would you take it to mean?
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Male 1,595
So fruitcake means gay?
It doesn`t.
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Male 425
If you think that`s homophobic than you are AN IDIOT.


fruitcakes are those cakes that nobody wants to get @ christmas time.... God . WHY YOU SO PROGRESSIVE, INTERNET?!
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Male 13,630
SmagBoy1
Calm down American chap
A trunk is an elephants...
keep the stiff upper lip squire,
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Male 2,085
I drating hate that term homophobic.
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Male 2,436
Hmm, I don`t know... homos often tend to be, well... fruity.

Also: Wikipedia
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Male 2,216
still won`t eat that crap.
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Male 715
well, I`ve always associated a "fruitcake" with an individual who is crazy...
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Male 884
Fruitcake: full of nuts.
I guess you can take it any way you want, but given the recent news coverage of Chick-fil-a not a particularly clever choice.
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Male 4,431
Hey, Europeans, guess the drat what? We here in the US use words differently over here sometimes. Just like you do over there! You know when you use the term "taking the piss out of someone"? Know what that means to us? Literally removing urine from them. A "boot" here is something to wear on one`s foot, and has NOTHING to do with a car. Just because `fruitcake` doesn`t mean gay there doesn`t mean that it hasn`t been used that way here!
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Female 2,026
i dont get it
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Female 233
fruitcake with reference to people means MAD not GAY. dicks.
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Male 2,578
I wish you all were even 10% as critical of the Muslim world as you are over Chick Fil-a over gay rights.
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Male 198
@randomxnp I can`t speak for the rest of the world (or even the rest of my country) but I`ve heard the term `fruitcake` applied to homosexuals before.

I don`t think that`s what Chik-Fil-A is going for here though.
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Male 439
Assuming this is real (and in these days of photoshop I feel like that disclaimer is always necessary) it`s not a very smooth marketing move whatever they intended it to mean. Certainly they had to know how people would react.
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Male 1,293
Wow - how homophobic is the utter idiot that titled this, to claim that gay people are crazy. That is what "fruitcake" means when applied to people; I have never heard of it applied to gay people.
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Male 560
Like the yellow line asian insult this is just stupid...
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Male 4,891

Not convinced they intended to offend gays, but it definitely can be perceived that way. Not a very smart way to advertize.

Markust123 - That`s the funniest comment I`ve seen all week. +10pts
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Male 2,841
SO OFFENSIVE MANG
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Male 3,908
I`ve always heard fruitcake used to call someone crazy. However, I do see how the "fruit" part could apply to gay people.
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Male 13,630
Fruit is a old English term for a gay
Fruitcake is a mad loopy ass gent
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Male 5,013
As derogatory terms for gay people go fruitcake is pretty low on the list but it is still used as a insult against gays. I have heard it used against gays my whole life. For all you that are pretending it only means crazy Google "gay" and "fruitcake" you`ll get 900K hits, plus one picture of Fancylad.
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Male 12
this is the the location next to my highschool... CHS FTW!
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Male 4,431
Fruitcake does mean crazy or loony, but it also means gay. Don`t pretend it doesn`t. And don`t pretend that you don`t know that, or that they didn`t know that. Why can`t they just own their anti-gay bias? It`s okay, you know. They`re allowed to be anti-gay all they want. It`s a free country. But when they are, don`t try to be all, "Oh, no, what they meant there was `crazy`, not `gay`." `Cause that`s not fooling anyone.
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Male 1,745
Fruitcake meant someone who is kind of loony and homosexuals have been called that, but i guess they`re trying to commandeer that term, like queer or gay.
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Male 10,338
Fruitcake means crazy.
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Male 406
This is from about 15 minutes from where I grew up.

Atlanta, ferk yer!
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Male 5,013
The older gays have grown thick skins. It is the youth where things like this hurts. The ad is giving free reign to make fun of gay people. Think of the gay teen trying to come to terms with his sexuality and him having to listen to his family go on and on about how funny this is. Can you imagine having to listen to your family make fun of the type of person you were born as right in front of your face? It would be heart breaking.
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Male 40,751
It`s a comment about vegatarians! Yeah, that`s it!
(I know, probably not)
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Male 10,855
What?
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Male 878
Fruitcake means a crazy person in every definition I have ever seen, not a gay person.
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Male 4,745
Hmmmm... Not sure about this one, Fancy. Fruit Cake can mean, crazy.
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Male 20,908
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