Time to take a look at some of the headlines in the right-wing garbage media to see what’s going on today in their parallel universe.
Tag yourself: I’m Virtue Signaling Chicken.
It’s clear that strange things are afoot at the BK Lounge. But somehow I suspect that these headlines might be a eensy weensy bit misleading. I’m pretty sure that BK isn’t doing “child sex change” surgery in the back by the dumpsters. And I don’t even know what a “homosexualist” even is.
Let’s turn for a moment to the reality based news media to see what’s axtually going on. Here’s USA Today offering an slightly clearer explanation:
After renewed calls were made over social media to boycott Chick-fil-A, Burger King took it as an opportunity to show its solidarity with the LGBTQ community.
Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy was identified last week by The Daily Beast as a donor to the National Christian Charitable Foundation, which has a history of funding opposition to The Equality Act.
Burger King, which recently launched the Ch’King sandwich, tweeted Thursday it will donate 40 cents for every chicken sandwich sold in June (Pride month) up to $250,000, or 625,000 sandwiches, to The Human Rights Campaign.
Ah. The Human Rights Campaign does not support “child sex change” operations. It’s a respected LGBTQ advocacy group.
“This is a community we love dearly and have proudly supported over the years, so we couldn’t miss an opportunity to take action and help shine a light on the important conversation happening,” a Burger King spokesperson said in an email statement to USA TODAY.
The tweet seemed to be aimed at Chick-fil-A by saying it would continue its donations “even on Sundays,” when the restaurant is closed.
The right-wing garbage press offers up stories that only loosely correlate with reality. Information Liberation — which indeed has largely liberated itself of information — went after BK and the Human Rights Campaign in an article that seemed to be just a little bit tinged with antisemitism.
Burger King under the leadership of CEO Daniel Schwartz have begun donating 40 cents for every sale of its new chicken sandwich to a radical LGBT lobby group that supports child sex changes, the drugging of children with opposite-sex hormones and Drag Queen Story Hours.
Not Drag Queen Story Hours!
According to Eugene Delgaudio, president of a group called Public Advocate,
Burger King seems to have announced that their Chicken Sandwiches are homosexual chicken sandwiches by promising to donate 250,000 dollars to the homosexual lobby. …
Don’t support the gay lobby, homosexual chickens or donations to the homosexual lobby and avoid burger king.
Red State, meanwhile, insinuated that Burger King is racist because it launched the new sandwich during Black History Month.
Burger King announced its new chicken sandwich in February and I’m sure the fact that this was Black History Month played absolutely no part in this decision. …
There are, of course, more sensible critiques of “woke capitalism.” Just don’t go looking for them in the right-wing garbage press.
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