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Chick-fil-A Didn't Mean What You Think They Meant In This 'Fruitcake' Ad


Chick-fil-A may not support marriage equality, but management does promise this ad, which reads, "Only a Fruitcake Wouldn't Love Our Party Trays," really, truly references cakes with fruit with them and not anything else, like, you know, a slur for a certain group of the population against which Chick-fil-A has spoken out.

As it turns out, the ad's been run during the holidays by a franchise in Chamblee for the past five years. A representative for the chicken sandwich company told the Advocate that "It was simply a play on words referring to the traditional holiday food," and said, "The restaurant had no intention of offending anyone whatsoever. We regret the flier may have been taken out of context." Maybe they just... didn't know about the other meaning?

· Chick-fil-A Says 'Fruitcake' Ad Was Not a Gay Slur [Advocate]
· Chick-fil-A Claims 'Fruitcakes' Ad Is Not Anti-Gay [-EN-]
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