Howard Stern wants his listeners to stay away from anti-gay chicken.
During Wednesday morning's live satellite radio broadcast, Stern called on his fans to boycott the fast food chain because of the festering controversy about their stance against same sex marriage.
Stern first weighed in on the Chick-Fil-A controversy last week, calling the company "scumbags," but now the King of All Media has gone one step further
“People are missing the point on Chick-Fil-A. I don’t really care what the political beliefs are of an organization…When you’re in business, you don’t want to turn off anybody. It’s not the way to do business, cause while I’m not gay, I do support gay marriage and I will not go to Chick-Fil-A now, just because I’ve heard that the owner has made a statement on behalf of Chick-Fil-A that they’re for ‘family values’—whatever the fuck that means. Talk to all the kids who are completely ignored and don’t have homes. Ask them where they’d rather be…Because really what the guy from Chick-Fil-A is saying is: ‘Oh sure, anybody can eat here, but our money and our beliefs are that anyone who wants to be married who is gay is wrong. Now that’s a pompous statement for a guy who makes chicken for a living. That’s a pompous statement for anybody to make…He knows how to make chicken—that’s it. And he ain’t even making healthy chicken. He’s making some shit that’s going to clog you’re f***ing arteries and kill you. He’s essentially poisoning you, but HE’S for ‘family values’…It’s a dumb way to do business because I’m turned off to this company. I buy a lot of products, but I don’t know their political leanings and I don’t care. I don’t want to know. Don’t come out as a corporation against anybody. OK, if you want to come out against Hitler, I’ll back you on that. But, just keep your mouths shut. No one asked your opinion. And I would call on my listeners to boycott Chick-Fil-A.”
This isn't the first time Howard Stern has taken a stand for gay rights. Stern threatened to start a boycott of JC Penney if the succumbed to pressure to fire Ellen Degeneres as their spokeswoman because she is gay. Degeneres and Stern have since become friends.
“No one’s saying they don’t have the right to say it…But I don’t know what Kentucky Fried Chicken says about gay marriage…shut you’re f***ing mouth. Maybe you’re wrong….Like all these straight families are doing such a great job…While I’m no fan of McDonald's, at least I don’t have Ronald McDonald telling me where he sticks his d**k…For all I know he could be f***ing Grimace or Hamburglar…They’re smart over at McDonald’s. They don’t open their mouth.”
Other celebrities who have spoken out against Chick-Fil-A include Roseanne Barr, Roger Ebert, Lance Bass and Jennifer Coolidge.