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Chick-Fil-A Graffiti

Tastes Like Freedom ...

No Jail for Artist

11/10/2012 5:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1109-chick-fil-a-twitterTastes like freedom for an L.A. artist who spray-painted the side of a Chik-fil-A restaurant with the words, "Tastes Like Hate" ... 'cause he just scored a major legal victory, avoiding any jail time.

Manual "Manny" Castro Jr. inked the Redondo Beach locale back in August ... after a Chik-fil-A honcho made comments against same-sex marriage. Manny owned up to the artwork in an interview and was promptly arrested. He faced up to a year in jail.

Manny struck the deal Friday, with the help of his lawyer Blair Berk, pleading no contest to misdemeanor vandalism.

He was placed on 3 years probation and had to cough up $400 in fines. He has to do 100 hours of community service.

Oh, and he's also banned from Chick-fil-A.

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TB    

Had it been anti-Obama graffiti... He'd be seeing a 6 lifetime sentence in prison!

610 days ago
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BIGROB    

This con artist should be arrested and sent to jail so he can really see the hatred that goes on in there! Before he becomes a she in prison he should respect other people's freedom of speech and this is a free Country and non gay's have the right to express themselves- it's called Democracy!

610 days ago
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Jen    

This is hilarious & fantastic. He did it up Banksy-style. His only mistake was admitting that he did it.

610 days ago
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kitnplayn    

C'mon people, don't wait to get banned from Chik-Fulla-Chit.....ban yourself !!!

610 days ago
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w    

you ****ing liberals make me sick, its ok as long as it comes from your twisted mouths but the minute someone else says it you gays get your panties in a ruffle, stfu or gtfo...I'm off to Chika-filla to buy a sandwich. you freaks

610 days ago
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Stiletto    

Tastes like the salty tears of sexual deviants.

610 days ago
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Rocco    

Banned from Chick Fil A is a badge of honor. Now we can add AppleBees and Papa John to the list of food doofuses.

610 days ago
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Michael7307    

If that had been an anti-gay message on pro-gay business he would have been hanged. I am so sick of this pro-gay hollywood drive crap, everyone is so scared to stand up to stuff. What is next legalize mutliple partner marriage, adult childern marriage, come people where are your morals ,

610 days ago
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Nvts    

What an idiot. I hope somebody kicks his butt.

610 days ago
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lalet    

Thats just a pathetic slap on the wrist. A lousy $400 bucks isn't going to deter others like him. Ridiculous!

610 days ago
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david    

taste like having morals....that idiot should be under the jail

610 days ago
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ria    

What a loser. People are not allow to have different beliefs? Get the fk out of here.

610 days ago
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Metta Worldhate    

Hey, bro, that's not your wall. Get a job and buy a wall and you can spray whatever you want on it. But you don't own a wall, because you are a poor s*** bag. So stop splooging on others possessions.

610 days ago
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EMB    

Graffiti and the guy is Hispanic, go figure.

610 days ago
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PJ in Texas    

The gay and lesbian society asks us to respect their way of life BUT they refuse to respect the fact that Chickfila is allowed to express their opinion as well, Can you say BIGOTS?

610 days ago
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