Are you all tired of hearing about Chick-Fil-A yet? Well, I’m going to bring it up once and leave it at that. I am not interested in a political debate either. You can take from my post whatever you want, but I just think everyone in this entire situation handled things extremely poorly. There’s really no one to blame per se. It all could have been handled better on all sides. But there’s no going back. So all of this is meaningless other than teaching a lesson to everyone out there.
We’ll start here. Chick-Fil-A’s stance on family values is not what concerns me. The advertising faux pas with a few of there chain owners is what concerns me. Posting signs that say that Jim Henson’s toys were pulled because of safety concerns wasn’t the best idea. I will say this, I understand it. I have worked in retail and when things are advertised and customers come in looking for something that was advertised you get tired of having to explain things. And honestly, how do you explain our partner pulled because they don’t like what we stand for? Nope, it’s probably just easier to say it’s a safety concern. Is it right? No probably not. But it it what it is.
Just like Chick-Fil-A doesn’t support Gay marriage is what it is. All you people who are so up in arms about that, you do realize this is nothing new right? They have been donating money for years to charities that do not support Gay marriage. So the outspoken announcement stating this by the COO really shouldn’t have come as such a shock to anyone, especially their partner.
Which brings us to Jim Henson. I have said it before about companies. You have got to do your homework when you partner with someone. That goes for blogs and that goes for other companies that you plan on working with. You need to find out if they truly believe the same things you believe BEFORE you start working with them. It’s an expensive lesson if you don’t do your homework. Take the extra time to look into who you’re working with. You’ll be happy in the end that you did and found the right match for you.
And again Chick-Fil-A has made it no secret. They did not pull the wool over Jim Henson’s eyes. They are a southern Christian based company. They donate money to charities which have those Christian values. A little homework and they would have found out before they put their product in the hands of this company.
Yes, Roseanne Barr opened her trap after all of this on twitter and had a few distasteful things to say. Shocker I know. She tweeted that if you eat at Chick-Fil-A then you deserve to get the Cancer. Now she tried to back peddle afterwards and say that she didn’t mean deserve, but that processed foods cause Cancer so if people eat there, then that’s what they get. Yeah, I’m not hearing an apology and of course lets not forget that Chick-Fil-A is not the only restaurant which serves processed food. However, that was the company she warns against eating at. We of course all know why she said that.
Well Roseanne Barr, you just made Liberals look ignorant and intolerant. Two things I’m pretty sure Liberals pride themselves against not being. There is never any reason to wish Cancer on anyone or say that anyone deserves it even if they do eat processed foods. We’re all grown ups and if we choose to eat at Chick-Fil-A then that’s up to us, we should not be doing so with threats hanging over our heads. I have to say, after reading this I kind of want some Chick-Fil-A. I’ve never eaten it in my life and there’s none around where I live, but just because of Roseanne Barr’s taunt I would walk in there with my head held high purchasing my Cancer causing foods.
So to recap, what have we learned? Well, we learned that sometimes companies make mistakes when they are trying to clean up a mess that someone else creates. We learned that companies need to do their homework before they collaborate with anyone. And finally we have learned that Roseanne Barr can’t keep her loud mouthed comments to herself. She’s still opening her mouth and inserting her foot all these years later.
What are your thoughts on this whole Chick-Fil-A thing?