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Ed Helms

I Won't Eat at Chick-fil-A

... 'Cause It's Anti-Gay

7/18/2012 10:00 AM PDT BY Johnny Lopez

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"Office" star Ed Helms is officially boycotting Chick-fil-A ... claiming the restaurant chain's anti-gay stance has caused him to lose his appetite.

Helms is responding to a statement issued by Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy ... who recently told a Christian publication that when it comes to accusations his company is actively opposed to gay marriage, Chick-fil-A is "guilty as charged."

Cathy claims his chicken people support the "biblical definition of the family unit." In fact, Chick-fil-A reportedly donated nearly $2 million towards religious groups that oppose gay marriage in 2010 alone.

The comments clearly didn't sit well with Helms ... who tweeted, "Chick-Fil-A doesn't like gay people? So lame. Hate to think what they do to the gay chickens! Lost a loyal fan."

Helms ain't alone ... the gay rights campaign NOH8 -- supported by stars like Miley Cyrus, Lindsay Lohan and the Kardashians -- has also called for a Chick-fil-A boycott.

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James    

Well -- looks like I'll start eating there MORE often to make up for him not going there.

743 days ago
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ibjujub    

Hey Harvey, you'd better get some of your staff on here to counter the anti-gayness. LOL!

743 days ago
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ibjujub    

"Chick-Fil-A doesn't like gay people? So lame. Hate to think what they do to the gay chickens! Lost a loyal fan." Where have you been???They have been anti-gay since they first started, and now you are figuring this out?

743 days ago
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Ed?    

For every chicken they don't eat, I will eat 3.

743 days ago
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Carol L    

I won't either. If everyone isn't welcome then I don't want to be there.

743 days ago
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Rob    

Glad to know there is a place to go to get away from all the nuts that escaped from the closet.

743 days ago
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Chuck    

I love Chick Fil A..they make healthful food you idiots.

743 days ago
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Big Gay Al    

Oh the irony......progressive socialist commie douche bags want to teach us a lesson about the free market. I am looking forward to the open minded lesson in next weeks Gay 101 class.

743 days ago
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LCS27    

omg, stop these gay wars. it's so....gay

743 days ago
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Bob    

Good move Mr. Helms! Thank you for your support against bigots. It might not change the man's mind, but it might hurt his wallet and he deserves any loss he earns. He mentions the Bible, but doesn't make any references to support his beliefs. What a surprise. I am a Christian and am always very disappointed when others use religion as an escape clause for the things they are ignorant about.

743 days ago
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GLaDOS    

Damn, I haven't eaten there in years. Think I may go get some chicken from them later. Thanks for mentioning them, TMZ.

743 days ago
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Piper    

Seriously?! What's ridiculous is that this guy felt it necessary to make his decision public. I'm sorry but it's not like people being opposed to the gay lifestyle is anything new and it's not like Chick-fil-a is refusing to serve them. So the fact that this guy chose to make this a public announcement is just so self centered. He is only doing it because he feels the need to say I'm gay and I'm proud. And for all you gays out there, don't even bother jumping down my throat saying that I am anti-gay because my mother is gay and that is not what this is about. There are more important issues going on in the world that need news attention over your feelings getting hurt so stop using your fame to bring attention to a non important matter.

743 days ago
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the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

Like the Kardasholes would eat at Chick-Fil-A anyway.

743 days ago
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chris    

I have only eaten there once, but now that i know is isnt gay-friendly I will be eating there a lot more often. I hate f a g s!!

743 days ago
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hummm    

hummm another boy who does not eat chicks!!!

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