Singer Ryan Adams, a.k.a. Mr. Mandy Moore, tweeted that photo tonight. Evidently, he thinks patrons of Chick-fil-A are morally equivalent to racist protesters who opposed integration in the 1950s.
In so doing, he implied that gay Americans today face struggles similar to the ones that black Americans faced 40 (or 60) years ago.
The analogy is outrageous and absurd. It not only exaggerates the threat to gay Americans’ civil rights today, but also dishonors the struggle of black Americans to obtain civil rights in the 1950s and early 1960s.
Twitter: Where your favourite artist can call you a moronic, hate filled bigot. Thanks @TheRyanAdams http://t.co/mYkdcZMf
— Bethany S. Mandel (@bethanyshondark) August 3, 2012
@bethanyshondark @theryanadams he's a #fidiot . This is America and freedom of speech is still a right.. Even for him. #EatMoreChicken
— Hank Bagwell (@thehankbagwell) August 3, 2012
Hey look – @TheRyanAdams doesn't have to wait 40 years to look stupid, he just did! https://t.co/2hbnvsLT
— AlexaShrugged (@AlexaShrugged) August 3, 2012
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