Ed Helms has beef with Chick-fil-AEntertainment News, Online Only, Section 4A Tuesday, July 24th, 2012
(CNN) — Actor Ed Helms is the latest celebrity to put his money where his mouth is.
“The Office” star has tweeted that he’s no longer a fan of fast food giant Chick-fil-A.
Helms made the choice after the restaurant chain’s president and CEO made it known that the company doesn’t support same-sex marriage in an interview with the Baptist Press.
He expressed his disagreement with their position via Twitter.
“Chick-fil-A doesn’t like gay people? So lame,” he tweeted Wednesday. “Hate to think what they do to the gay chickens! Lost a loyal fan.”
Chick-fil-A’s position has ruffled quite a few feathers.
In the interview with the Baptist Press, Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy said he’s “guilty as charged” when it comes to the eatery’s “support of the traditional family.”
“We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit,” Cathy said. “We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that … we know that it might not be popular with everyone, but thank the Lord, we live in a country where we can share our values and operate on biblical principles,” he added.
Helms is far from being alone in his dismay: The gay rights campaign NOH8 – backed by “Glee” actress Jane Lynch, Deepak Chopra, Miley Cyrus, Lindsay Lohan and the Kardashian sisters – also called for a boycott earlier this year.
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