‘Duck Dynasty’ Supporters Cluck Loudly With Unofficial Chick-Phil-A Day
Some ‘Duck Dynasty’ supporters are hoping to have their voices heard publicly, coming together for a movement dubbed the Chick-Phil-A Day, which combines support of suspended show star Phil Robertson with a love for the famously conservative fast food chicken chain.
A Chick-Phil-A Facebook campaign is encouraging people to eat at Chick-fil-A restaurants on Jan. 21, 2014 while wearing Duck Commander or camouflage gear as a means of showing their support for the A&E star, who was suspended from the show indefinitely after making controversial comments regarding homosexuals and other races.
Fans are also clucking loudly via social media — the page created for the campaign just this week already has more than 25,000 “likes” and over 40,000 people talking about it on Facebook.
“Stand for free speech. Sit for good food,” the tagline reads. However, it’s important to note that the event, according to TMZ, “is in no way sponsored by or affiliated with Chick-fil-A.”
Instead, Chick-Phil-A Day founder Eric Odom said he chose to hold the event at Chick-fil-A locations because the Robertson controversy reminds him of what happened to the fast food chain’s CEO Dan Cathy, who publicly denounced gay marriage in 2012.
Perhaps by the time Chick-Phil-A Day rolls around, the controversy between the show and network will have been settled. But as of now, come Jan. 21, Chick-Fil-A will be full of camo T-shirts and a whole lot of beards (real and fake) in the name of the ‘Duck Dynasty’ reality star.