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You Stay Classy, Chick-fil-A: “Only a Fruitcake Wouldn’t Love Our Party Trays!”

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It looks like someone over at Chick-fil-A is either completely naive about the double-meaning of the term “fruitcake,” or Chick-fil-A is back to trolling the gays as part of its marketing strategy.¬†An Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A is now proclaiming, “Only a fruitcake wouldn’t love our party trays!”

To be fair, though, as Simon Doonan has taught us You Stay Classy, Chick fil A: Only a Fruitcake Wouldnt Love Our Party Trays!, the gays would indeed probably steer clear of a party tray like this.

Chickfila You Stay Classy, Chick fil A: Only a Fruitcake Wouldnt Love Our Party Trays!

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19 Responses to You Stay Classy, Chick-fil-A: “Only a Fruitcake Wouldn’t Love Our Party Trays!”

  1. Tracey

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    As a great mind once said: Never attribute to malice what can be adequately explained by stupidity.

  2. Linda (The Daily Dolt)

    Linda the Dolt

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    It's entirely possible the person responsible for this ad is just dumb.

    That said, of all the words one could use for "crazy," I think it's a little weird that Chick-fil-A, of all people, chose this one, which is much more commonly associated with being gay.

  3. Loomy

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    This isn't stupid. It isn't anything. It's a play on words – people sometimes (poorly) bring fruitcakes as gifts to parties. They are trying to make a joke about the fruitcake being upset someone chose something better. The fact that we have to explain this to people looking to find offense to gays everywhere is pathetic. Fruitcake doesn't necessarily even mean you are gay. In the old days, it meant "sissy," much like the word "cupcake." Last of all, there are people who make jokes about heterosexuality in ads pervasively all over society and people don't go home worrying about it. If your sexuality defines you as a person, you are likely in need of serious hobbies or a career. I don't meet people at the supermarket and tell them first thing, "Hi, I enjoy having sex with women!"

    • john

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      Typo

      Loony not Loomy

    • Salm

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      Aye, and "sissy" used to mean "gay". Still does, basically.

  4. Nigel Carns

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    Indeed — this is not meant to be offensive at all. People misunderstood the British Campaign as well: "Eat at Chik-fil-A: It's more fun than burning a fag!" Of course, it simply meant that eating at Chik-fil-A was more fun than smoking a cigarette. Some people have to politicize everything!

    • Linda (The Daily Dolt)

      Linda the Dolt

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      Nice.

  5. Jim

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    The people who suported chik-fil-a's anti-homosexual agenda will see this as a sign of continuing positive support for their religious campaign. This is not a joke, and should not be accepted as one. This is a blatant attack.

  6. KC

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    Maybe you haven't heard the term fruitcake to refer to a crazy person?

    http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/fruitcake

    Sorry people who leap to conclusion like this only make the problem worse.

  7. michael

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    Oh so tiresome and nasty attacks on a company that dares to maintain it's non-pc, un-trendy positions carried forward as tradition. As to this fabricated Fruitcake non-controversy, being ginned-up by the perpetually offended and vicitimized? Please refer to the standard dictionary definition (not the Urban Slang version):

    fruit·cake

    noun

    1. a rich cake containing dried or candied fruit, nuts, etc.

    2. Slang . a crazy or eccentric person; nut.

    Oddly enough, and Shocking! too, there's no mention at all of a deragatory use regarding gay people. Any chance they used a Real Dictionary as a source, instead of "urban" gutter-speak from the local juniour high school?

    Leftist obamanauts might also remember the Pre-Evolved POTUS adamantly opposed same-sex marriage until just a few months ago – when Change was needed to fill his campaign coffers and ad spots. Hypocrite?

    It seems the folks here are the ones practicing intolerance, bullying and bigotry against a company and people who are exercising their 1st Ammendment rights. Liberal Fascists – get a mirror.

    • Kevin C.

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      I am a very educated individual and do not ever find myself in a situation that would require me to engage in street or gutter slang. That being said, it is very common for the word fruitcake to be used to describe a homosexual in a negative light. To pretend differently is to show your own ignorance. Don't be ignorant, Michael.

  8. bill

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    michael, I do believe that First Amendment rights are given to all, even those that do not support the anti-gay company Chik-fil-a. They can say and believe whatever they want, and so can those that support gay rights. Can't have it both ways.

  9. Yarms Bakersontonman

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    So what’s the problem? All of a sudden gays don’t have a sense of humor? Don’t take everything so seriously.

  10. Fruitcake = an especially goofy nutcase.

    Especially goofy nutcase = Someone who reads racism and homophobia into everyone who doesn't believe what they believe.

  11. Tracey

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    I remember a breakfast cereal, Basic 4, that described itself as "a colorful collection of fruits, flakes and nuts." I thought, "sounds like the people I hang out with…"

  12. historian

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    What one should know is that during the 1950's and 60's the medical community did lobotomy's on gay individuals to "cure" them. However, the lobotomy left them a vegetable or "fruit" as it was called. (also called fruitcakes) Thus where the reference about gays being "fruits" or "fruitcake" came from. Gays were sent to institutions where lobotomies were done and these institutions were called "fruitcake factories". Just a bit of history you should know about and WHY this statement from Chick-fil-a is so highly offensive.

    • Doc

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      Where did you get this etymology? The saying, "He's as nutty as a fruitcake," used since the 1930s in America to indicate someone insane (or, in hyperbole, someone just unconventional) somehow got mixed up with the designation "fruit" for homosexual. That use of fruit probably derives from its use in the 13th century as an all-purpose term for someone sexually available (easy pickings, perhaps?). Since there are citations for this 13th c. usage, and they had no electroconvulsive therapy in that era, I tend to go with that etymology. Try the online etymological dictionary to get some real scholarship on these things. You can't just make stuff up and try to pass it off as fact.

  13. Frank

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    Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. I might even go as far as to say "Fabulous!"

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