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Lions Star Says Even Slavery Support Wouldn’t Keep Him From Chick-Fil-A

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A Chick-fil-A logo is seen on a take out bag at one of its restaurants on July 28, 2012 in Bethesda, Maryland. Chick-fil-A, with more than 1,600 outlets mainly in the southern United States, has become the target of gay rights activists and their allies after president Dan Cathy came out against same-sex marriage last week. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN

A Chick-fil-A logo is seen on a take out bag at one of its restaurants on July 28, 2012 in Bethesda, Maryland. Chick-fil-A, with more than 1,600 outlets mainly in the southern United States, has become the target of gay rights activists and their allies after president Dan Cathy came out against same-sex marriage last week. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN

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DETROIT (CBS Detroit) Detroit Lions linebacker Justin Durant used Twitter to weigh in on the ongoing Chick-Fil-A gay marriage saga Wednesday, and went a step farther than many others.

His social media exchange went all the way to slavery, with Durant responding to a question about whether he would boycott the restaurant if they came out in support of slavery. The answer? The chicken’s “too tasty.”

Durant initially Tweeted a question about “what happened” with Chick-Fil-A, a popular fast food chain whose president drew ire around the country by coming out against gay marriage.

When people started filling Durant in on the scandal, he Tweeted he was “shaking his head” over the controversy.

“Chick-Fil-A not even open on Sunday how people shocked that the owner feels that way?” Durant Tweeted.

He added: “So people not gon get the best chicken sammich and lemonade on the planet because of a personal belief? Word?”

Later in the exchange, someone asked if he would boycott the chicken if the owner came out and said “slavery was a good idea.”

Durant responded: “Chicken too tasty.”





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