Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is dealing with a PR nightmare and major backlash from users on his social networking service after he tweeted this weekend about saving money with "boost" while eating at Chick-fil-A.
Dorsey, also the CEO of Square, got a "boost" as part of a cash-back reward from using the payment platform.
Users were quick to point out that the Chick-fil-A shout-out was insensitive considering it is Gay Pride month.
"This is an interesting company to boost during Pride month, @jack," tweeted Soledad O'Brien, "CNN" anchor.
Dorsey responded to O'Brien tweeting "You're right. Completely forgot about their background."
While the CEO received a plethora of tweets criticising his tweet like "You must love the taste of bigotry!" and "Why is Twitter boosting a notoriously anti-gay company during #PrideMonth?," other users came to the defense of the CEO.
"Don't give in to these people and their complaints. I'm gay and I LOVE ChickfilA. Ridiculous. Go on and eat that ChickfilA and post as much as you want about it!" tweeted a user in response.
The controversy proves that Chick-fil-A has yet to recover from the anti-gay statements made in the past.Read More