‘Tastes Like Hate’ Graffiti Sprayed on Torrance Chick-Fil-a
This is bad, and wrong on many levels. First this graffiti just gives the Christian victim hood crowd something to point at, so as a tactic it’s just plain stupid. The xtians on the far right are already hyper sensitive after a decade of Fox News and World Net Daily amplifying every slight, imagined or real. Second, the owner of Chick Fil A has a right to hate without people defacing his property, as odd as that sounds we protect even extreme minority views in this country.
In this country we want to know who the haters and nutjobs are, it’s exactly why we let them speak openly without retaliation of this sort. We want to know who they are so we can avoid them and their products.
So a better use of the spray painter’s time is to let people know why they aren’t frequenting Chick Fil A, and to do it persistently, not just today or tomorrow, but forever. Chick Fil A fans can hold an organized appreciation day but the steady march of reality wins over time. They’ve permanently reduced their market share for at least the next decade, and no appreciation day is going to make up for that lost revenue. The chain itself is now permanently devalued for any future sale — because hate comes with a stench that doesn’t wash off.
A graffiti artist spray-painted “tastes like hate” on the back wall of a Torrance Chick-fil-A on Friday as the fast-food chain prepared for protests nationwide over its president’s stance on gay marriage.
The graffiti was discovered about 7 a.m. at the Hawthorne Boulevard eatery near 182nd Street - hours before protestors planned to stage a “kiss-in.”
Employees saw the vandalism on the restaurant’s east wall when they arrived for work.
The message, scrawled by street artist Manny Castro (who took responsibility in an interview with The Huffington Post) was written in the style of the company’s advertising logo, in a boxy black font accompanied by an image of a cow with a paintbrush.