On Wednesday, NFL Detroit Lions linebacker Justin Durant weighed in on the ongoing controversy surrounding Chick-fil-A and the restaurant owner’s public opposition to gay marriage.
The NFL baller ended up saying in so many words that he would still support Chick-fil-A (because of their tasty chicken sandwiches) even if they came out in support of slavery.
Durant took to his Twitter account yesterday and asked his followers “what happened with Chick-fil-A?”
As several replies came pouring in, Durant expressed his disbelief that there was any controversy at all.
“Chick-Fil-A not even open on Sunday how people shocked that the owner feels that way?”
He also questioned why people would let someone’s personal beliefs factor into their meal decisions.
“So people not gon get the best chicken sammich and lemonade on the planet because of a personal belief? Word?”
Idk maybe it‘s just me but I could care less about what people choose to believe in as long as I’m good
At one point, someone asked him if he would boycott Chick-fil-A “if the owner came out and said slavery was a good idea.”
“Chicken too tasty.”
Is this guy serious, or maybe he’s joking around?
We have eaten at Chick-fil-A many times, but their chicken is not that good for us to keep supporting their business if they hypothetically came out in support of slavery.
Some people just don’t know the impact that slavery had on the past and present state of African-American families.
ANY THOUGHTS ON DURANT’S COMMENTS?
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