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Pix: Most Excellent Chick-fil-A Protest. Ever.

 
 
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Yesterday, gay-loathing right-wingers showed their appreciation for the anti-LGBT comments of Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy -- and perhaps his company's corporate giving to anti-gay hate groups -- by waiting for hours in line to purchase a chicken sandwich. 

Tomorrow, LGBT activists will counter with a "kiss-in" at Chick-fil-A restaurants across the nation, encouraging people to come into the restaurant with a partner and, well, kiss. Wow. That could be awkward.

But the best bit of activism I've seen so far is a couple of pieces of visual art by an Austin, Texas, activist who calls herself Just Kusko. Donning the costume of Chick-fil-A's signature cow (who ordinarily urges people to "Eat Mor Chikin"), Just Kusko creates some self-portraits in front of a Photoshopped Chick-fil-A sign.

No, the actual sign did not say "GAY'S NOT WELCOME". (Repeat: that part of this pic is Photoshopped.) Dan Cathy is fine with taking gay money in exchange for chicken sandwiches. He just doesn't think those people should be able to get married, and, as indicated by millions in contributions by his company foundation to "ex-gay" therapy groups, apparently thinks they shouldn't be allowed to be gay, either. Then there's the donations to groups who want to outlaw "gay behavior" and "export gays out of the country."

But I digress. We're here to talk about art -- art and protest. And this is some delicious stuff.

Photo credit: Just Kusko

(Note: "GAY'S NOT WELCOME" message was applied by artist via Photoshop)

 

 

Photo credit: Just Kusko

(Note: "GAY'S NOT WELCOME" message was applied by artist via Photoshop)

AlterNet / By Adele M. Stan

Posted at August 2, 2012, 7:31am

 
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