YouTube star Antoine Dodson, known best for the 2010 YouTube hit ‘Bed Intruder Song,’ is “so tired of people from the gay community telling where [he] can/should eat at.” In response to the Chick-fil-A controversy that’s taken the Internet by storm this week, Dodson has uploaded a video to YouTube in which he gives his take on the issue.
Dodson explains that a lot of people from the gay community have been coming to him and telling him not to eat at Chick-fil-A. Dodson thinks the whole thing is ridiculous. He says, “I have uncles and aunties as well who does not approve of gay marriages and stuff like that, but they respect me. I don’t care about one person’s opinion or how they feel. That’s the way they feel. That’s fine. [sic]”
He explains that he happens to like Chick-fil-A’s food, he eats there frequently and nobody is going to stop him from eating there. “If I want to have a Chick-fil-A sandwich, guess what? I’m gonna have a Chick-fil-A sandwich. So you can run and tell that!”
Shortly after uploading his video, Dodson realized that “People get real touchy on certain subjects lol!!!” Comments on the first video made it clear that a lot of people disagreed with Dodson’s decision to continue supporting a company with a CEO that has admitted to not supporting Dodson’s own lifestyle.
In the second video, ‘Ya’ll made me pull my hair back lol!’, Dodson puts forth his own views on gay rights:
“Let me tell you what gay rights is. I can go anywhere in the US and buy a house; I can go buy a car; I can do this; I can do that; I can take trips, whatever. That says to me that I have rights and I’m gay. I have the rights to live in this world. I make money and stuff like that. I’m able to take care of my family and things like that. That is rights to me. If I wanted to get married in the US, there are plenty of states that I can get married in. It don’t have to be the one that I’m living in. I like to travel anyway.”
He explains that he can’t fault all Chick-fil-A’s employees for CEO Dan Cathy’s comments. He says, “The people at the restaurant are sweet, they greet me kindly and stuff like that. The fries may not always have been hot but it was good. They treated me well so how can I fault them? You know what I’m saying? If we stop coming, them hard working employees in that building no longer have jobs.” He clarifies, “I’m not really supporting the head man in charge, I am supporting the hard workers in that kitchen.”
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