The latest twist in the “Duck Dynasty” controversy involves poultry, but this time it’s connected to chicken, not ducks.
Just two days before Christmas, an unnamed group launched a social media-based campaign to show support for Duck Commander Phil Robertson. The National Chick-Phil-A Day Facebook page is asking the show’s fans or those who want to support Robertson, to eat at Chick-fil-A restaurants on January 21.
The invitation tells supporters; “Stand For Free Speech. Sit For Good Food.” It goes on to include a couple of simple instructions on what to do on the day:
1. Wear your Duck Commander or camouflage gear.
2. Eat at Chick-fil-A.
The event page connected to the Chick-Phil-A Day post about the January 21 dine-in already has tabulated more than 42,000 RSVPs.
The Facebook page created to spread the news about the grassroots campaign / protest is quick to point out that the event is not affiliated with Chick-fil-A restaurants.
On Christmas Day, the gossip website TMZ reported on the National Chick-Phil-A Day movement but said “Chick-fil-A says Chick-Phil-A was created by an ‘independent group’ … though at this point, no group has come forward to take credit.”
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