Chick-Fil-A Controversy Analysis

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This paper is written in regards to the Chic-Fil-A Controversy that occurred June 2012 by Chief Operating Officer, Dan T. Cathy, who opposed same sex marriage and who also spoke out about the black lives matter movement in 2016. In this paper you will learn about the Chick-Fil-A controversy that affected the LGBT community and conservative communities alike. We will go over what ethics they brought into play during this time and how they affectively handled themselves after the fact. You will also read about how Chick-Fil-A fully supported the Justice System and police offers in rebuttals to the Black Lives Matters movement. How they were silent but affective in their message to the movement, and where they stood on the controversial issue.…show more content…
Cathy announced that they would “treat every person with honor, dignity and respect-regardless of their beliefs, race, creed, sexual orientation and gender.” And agreed to cease donations to groups that oppose same-sex marriage. This helped the controversy die down and let the LGBT communities know that Chick-Fil-A would still treat them with respect, honor, and dignity. Chick-Fil-A’s Chief Operating Office also made controversial movements in regards to the 2016 Black Lives Matter movements, he supplied his entire franchise with “Back the Blue or Go Home” or “Back the Blue” T-shirts to thwart the Black Lives Matter movement. Which upset the Black Lives Matter movement; they took it as a direct threat to their movement. Chick-Fil-A had a lot of positive feedback, but also received back lash from the Black Lives Matter movement. They threw themselves directly into the middle of the controversy without actually having to say anything. The photo of the Chick-Fil-A Employee went viral and sent a clear message to Black Lives Matter and all other anti-cop…show more content…
Cathy use the idea that organizational structures and control systems are affected by external environments. Such as the Black Lives Matter movement and the same-sex marriage controversy. Dan T. Cathy demonstrated his own personality traits and negative affectivity because he felt he was personally negatively affected by the same-sex marriage debate. Chick-Fil-A tries to keep organizational structure and ensure that everyone shares the same set of beliefs, values, norms, etc. but that isn’t always the case. I believe that is why Chick-Fil-A went back after the negative comments were made and stated that they will treat everyone with honor, dignity and respect equally. The way Chick-Fil-A trains new employees in is with respect, honor, and dignity and they pride themselves on that. I don’t believe they should be judged on what Dan T. Cathy stated. Because he isn’t the business as a whole, the employees were negatively affected by his statements because the LGBT community wanted their jobs. They wanted them to quit and let the business close

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