Breaking up is hard to do, but sometimes, things change and you have to move on. So says D.L. Hughley in calling it quits with Chick-fil-A.
The comedian penned a letter to The Huffington Post confirming the split, saying he and the chain are “growing in two different directions.”
Mainly on account of Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy’s stance against gay marriage, of course. Here’s what Hughley had to say about it…
Hughley said he felt forced to “choose between my heart and my stomach,” but had no choice, since “baby, lately you’ve been doing me dirty.”
“You’ve been speaking with a forked tongue, spewing hate instead of frying love,” the comedian deadpanned … Ed Helms would surely agree.
“Who would have thought a chicken sandwich would become a symbol for both free speech and intolerance at the same time?”
While supporting Chick-fil-A’s boss’ right to believe and vote how he pleases, Hughley lamented Cathy’s use of Bible verses to make his point.
“You don’t cook your chicken in a kosher way. On what grounds are you picking and choosing which edicts to follow?”
“But like the Good Book says, we need sanctuaries in this world, places where a man can go to escape his thoughts. That used to be you.”
“Now I have to wonder if I’m doing the right thing when I step inside your doors, if I am subsidizing perspectives that I am vehemently opposed to.”
“Ignorance is bliss, girl, especially in your industry.”
Hughley adds that Chick-fil-A changed, not him.
“So Chick-fil-A, baby, I guess what I’m struggling to say, as I fight back the tears and wipe the grease from my fingers, is this … It’s not that I don’t love you.”
“we both know that’s not true. I know I’ll never find another like you. But baby, we are growing in two different directions. I’m afraid I won’t be able to see you anymore.”
What about you? Are you breaking up with Chick-fil-A too?