Kanye’s Chick-fil-A shoutout has cooked up a lot of memes

By Ellie Houghtaling

Kanye West released his anticipated album Jesus Is King on Friday, and while the reception of the album itself has been generally positive, people have very strong feelings about the track “Closed on Sunday.” 

More specifically, fans cringed at the track’s line, “Closed on Sunday, you’re my Chick-fil-A/ You’re my number one, with the lemonade.” 

While some were disappointed that the perfectionistic rapper allowed that calibre of lyricism onto the album, others were upset that Kanye shouted out such a publicly problematic company as Chick-fil-A, which infamously anti-LGBTQ rights.

Naturally, they responded online with memes:

I *hated* “closed on Sunday she my chic fil a” the second I heard it and I’m gonna have to read it so many times before I mercifully die

— Feitelberg (@FeitsBarstool) October 25, 2019

Me, for like 45 seconds: this Kanye album ain’t so bad. I mean it’s all about the Bible but I guess it’s cool

Kanye: closed on Sunday… you’re my chin-fil-a

Me: pic.twitter.com/aiP2kpiH32

— Boogie Bousins (@bansky) October 25, 2019

Chick-fil-A has donated millions of dollars to anti-LGBT organisations and has supported the repeal of same-sex marriage in the US

It is not “intolerant” to oppose Chick-fil-A

It is “intolerant” for Chick-fil-A to support a homophobic agenda

— Edward Hardy (@EdwardTHardy) October 24, 2019

Whether you love the album or hate it, it doesn’t feel very 2019 to so emphatically endorse a company that so vehemently opposes LGBTQ rights.


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