Target have recently experienced backlash and market shifts due to boycott efforts after the beer partnered with transgendered activist Dylan Mulvaney and Target released LGBTQ+ Pride Month merchandise that was allegedly aimed toward children.The DEI page does not specifically mention LGBTQ+ persons, however.
Chick-fil-A Chairman Dan Cathy, son of company founder S. Truett Cathy, made headlines in 2012 when his views on homosexuality, including his opposition to gay marriage became public.The DEI effort, per its website, involves the following:Other aspects include recruiting top-tier talent, accomplished by routine collaboration with various national diverse professional development organizations including Women's Foodservice Forum, National Black MBA Association and Association of Latino Professionals of America; and engaging through groups like Women in Business (WIB), Black Employee Resource Group (BERG) and Young Professionals."Chick-fil-A restaurants have long been recognized as a place where people know they will be treated well," DEI Vice President Erick McReynolds said in a statement posted on the website. "Modeling care for others starts in the restaurant, and we are committed to ensuring mutual respect, understanding and dignity everywhere we do business.
These tenets are good business practice and crucial to fulfilling our corporate purpose."Newsweek reached out to Chick-fil-A via email for comment.The message has not been received as well by some.Everything good must come to an end.