Burger King Blatantly Throws Shade At Chick-fil-A With Donation To LGBTQ Group

Famous fast food chain Burger King celebrates pride month with an announcement that returns from the sale of their Ch'King burger throughout the month of June. The donation, however, stands out amongst many as the company issued a side jab at one of their longtime competitors in the fast food industry.

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Burger King recently took to Twitter to share their innovative idea to commemorate pride month. The fast-food chain shared that they would be donating 40 cents from every purchase of their Ch'King this month to support the LGBTQ movement.

The donation is expected to total a maximum of $250,000 and will particularly be given to the Human Rights Campaign, the country's largest LGBTQ advocacy group.

However, this new announcement wasn't just philanthropic as Burger King took a not-so-subtle jab at Chick-fil-A. The tweet reads:

"During #pride month (even on Sundays) your chicken sandwich craving can do good! 6/3-6/30 with every Ch'King sold, BK will contribute 40₵ to the Human Rights Campaign (Max. donation $250k)."

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The jab is apparently directed at Chick-fil-A's CEO Dan Cathy who is known for having strong Christian beliefs and closing the restaurant every Sunday. Over time, the company has garnered criticism for supporting anti-LGBTQ organizations, with Cathy targeted for his stance against same-sex marriage, as well as his family's history of donating to anti-gay groups.

Although Chick-fil-A is yet to issue a response of any kind to Burger King's now-famous tweet, netizens had a lot to say about it. Many praised Burger King's support of the LGBTQ group with a considerable fraction also expressing awe at the company's wit.

However, a few still declared Chick-fil-A to be their forever go-to for yummy chicken despite the controversies surrounding them.

What do you think about Burger King's jab?

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