Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Apologizes for Eating at Chick-fil-A During Pride Month

Tuesday June 12, 2018

Twitter's CEO is apologizing this week after coming under fire from users of the social media platform for writing that he ordered food from Chick-fil-A.

Jack Dorsey was hit with backlash when users were quick to call him out for eating at the fast-food restaurant during Pride Month. Chick-fil-A made headlines back in 2012 when its CEO Dan Cathay made comments about LGBTQ people and marriage equality and came under fire for donating millions of dollars to anti-LGBTQ organizations. At the time, news of Cathay's donations and comments caused outrage and protests.

On June 9, Dorsey took to Twitter and shared a screenshot of his iPhone, showing that he spent about $30 at Chick-fil-A and that he got a 10% discount on his order. He wrote "Boost @ChickfilA."

As USA Today notes, after several Twitter users called him out for eating there during Pride Month, the CEO apologized in a response to former CNN host Soledad O'Brien, who wrote: "This is an interesting company to boost during Pride Month."

"You're right. Completely forgot about their background," he responded.

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