Chick-Fil-A foe Adam Smith was fired
after he posted a video of himself harassing a drive-thru employee.
The fast-food chain made headlines this
week as eateries across the nation faced demonstrations in opposition
to and in support of CEO Dan Cathy's recent comments that his company
supports groups opposed to gay marriage.
In Tucson, Smith recorded himself
harassing a Chick-Fil-A drive-thru worker named Rachel who remained
calm and polite throughout.
“Chick-Fil-A is a hateful
corporation,” he told Rachel as she filled his order for a “free”
water designed as a protest to take money away from Chick-Fil-A.
“I disagree,” said Rachel. “I
wouldn't treat any of our customers differently.”
“I know,” Smith replied, “but I
don't believe corporations should be giving money to hateful groups.”
“I don't know how you live with
yourself and work here. I don't understand it. This is a horrible
corporation with horrible values. You deserve better,” Smith
Smith's employer, Vante, said in a
statement that it regrets the “unfortunate events that transpired
yesterday in Tucson between our former CFO/Treasurer Adam Smith and
an employee at Chick-Fil-A. Mr. Smith is no longer an employee with
the company. We respect the right of our employees and all Americans
to hold and express their personal opinions, however, we also expect
our company officers to behave in a manner commensurate with their
In a second video, Smith apologized to
Rachel, saying he was “blown away” by her kindness and patience.
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