CNN on Sunday used Pink's Stupid Girls to introduce a segment about Sarah Palin posting online a photo of herself in support of Chick-Fil-A.

Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska and 2008 vice presidential candidate, on Saturday tweeted the photo of herself and husband Todd Palin from inside a Chick-Fil-A store. Both are smiling as they clutch several Chick-Fil-A takeout bags and Sarah is giving the thumbs up.

“Stopped by Chick-fil-A in The Woodlands to support a great business,” Sarah tweeted to her more than 800,000 followers.

The photo was a not-so-subtle nod at Chick-Fil-A President Dan Cathy, who is being criticized for saying that gay marriage is “inviting God's judgment on our nation.”

“Sarah Palin is apparently hungry for chicken and controversy,” CNN anchor Randi Kaye said. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

Conservative outlets, including NewsBusters and HotAir, criticized CNN's musical choice for the segment.

In a statement given to, a CNN spokesperson apologized: “The music selection was a poor choice and was not intended to be linked to any news story. We regret any perception that they were planned together.”

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