Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey responded to backlash online after he ate at a Chick-fil-A over the weekend, saying he "completely forgot about" the fast-food chain CEO's perspective on gay marriage.
The outcry began after Dorsey, 41, shared in a Twitter post that he received a 10 percent discount by making a payment through Chick-fil-A's app.
Please delete this or follow up with how much free advertising you're going to give GLAAD.— EricaJoy (@EricaJoy) June 10, 2018
On behalf of the whole LGBTQ community, Jack, kindly boost your head out of your ass.— Adam Goldman (@theadamgoldman) June 10, 2018
The response from Dorsey didn't sit well with some, including radio host Neal Boortz.
You’re right. Completely forgot about their background— jack (@jack) June 10, 2018
"So, @Jack. You APOLOGIZE for eating at Chick-fil-a? How stupendously pathetic is that?" Boortz asked on Twitter.
So, @Jack. You APOLOGIZE for eating at Chick-fil-a? How stupendously pathetic is that?— Neal Boortz (@Talkmaster) June 11, 2018
Chick-fil-A, based in Atlanta, is projected to be the third-largest fast-food restaurant in the U.S. in the next two years after generating about $9 billion in sales in 2017, according to consultancy firm Technomic, trailing only McDonald's and Starbucks.
Why is it because I live my life so gay, That I should not eat Chick-fil-A?— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) June 10, 2018
I'm gonna eat it anyway!https://t.co/vnU3VnFG17