A local artist has stepped forward to
take responsibility for painting “Tastes Like Hate” on the side
of a Chick-Fil-A eatery on Friday morning in Torrance, California.
Manny Castro left his message two days
after Chick-Fil-A restaurants were flooded with customers supporting
CEO Dan Cathy's comments in opposition to gay marriage.
Castro, who is openly gay, told The
Huffington Post that he is opposed to the company's stand on gay
“Everybody is entitled to free
speech, but it seems like for the gay tribe, this is more of an issue
of equal rights – human rights,” he said. “I'm against what
these people stand for, what this company stands for. They're trying
to take away what little rights we already have.”
“It's paint on a wall,” he
added. “It got removed in less than an hour. It's not that
much of a crime – it's a protest.”