Chick-fil-a Quashes Cathy's Latest Tweet About Gay Marriage
In an apparent effort to avoid the kind of controversy that erupted last year over remarks opposing gay marriage by Chick-fil-A President/COO Dan Cathy, the restaurant company quickly deleted Cathy's tweet on Thursday about the Supreme Court's decision overturning DOMA -- but not before it was picked up by cable news channels, wire services and newspapers. Sad day for our nation; founding fathers would be ashamed of our gen. to abandon wisdom of the ages re: cornerstone of strong societies, Cathy had tweeted. Reporting on the company's decision to yank the message, Advertising Age said that it signals that the fast-growing company ... is attempting to keep quiet on hot-button policy issues to avoid more PR headaches -- especially as it moves beyond its Southeast origins, expanding to urban areas like New York and Chicago. The company later issued a statement calling Cathy's remarks a personal comment, then added that Cathy recognizes that his remarks do not necessarily represent the views of all Chick-fil-A customers, restaurant owners and employees, so he removed the tweet to eliminate any confusion.