Kanye’s Chick-fil-A-inspired song gets ill-advised response from Burger King

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An attempt by the fast-food chain Burger King to capitalize on pro-Trump rapper Kanye West’s new Christian album failed so badly it almost hurts.

“But should I care?” you might ask.

Because first of all, the album, “Jesus is King,” boasts not only a clear-cut Christian theme but even a shout-out to what is arguably every Christian’s favorite restaurant, Chick-fil-A.

In a song entitled “Closed on Sunday,” the rapper sings, “Closed on Sunday, you’re my Chick-fil-A … hold the selfies, put the ’Gram away, get your family, y’all hold hands and pray, when you got daughters, always keep ’em safe, watch out for vipers, don’t let them indoctrinate, closed on Sunday, you my Chick-fil-A.”

Listen:

As a restaurant chain owned by a devout Christian family, Chick-fil-A closes shop on Sunday to allow employees a chance “to rest and worship.”

“Our founder, Truett Cathy, made the decision to close on Sundays in 1946 when he opened his first restaurant in Hapeville, Georgia,” Chick-fil-A’s website reads.

“Having worked seven days a week in restaurants open 24 hours, Truett saw the importance of closing on Sundays so that he and his employees could set aside one day to rest and worship if they choose – a practice we uphold today.”

That West would give a shout-out to this age-old tradition has earned him oodles of praise from Christians and Christian conservatives alike. But conversely, it’s also triggered a mix of rage, mockery, and stupidity from secularists.

Not to mention an extraordinarily unsuccessful attempt by Burger King to capitalize on West’s shout-out to Chick-fil-A by throwing shade on its Sunday tradition.

Look:

Oof.

As of Sunday morning, the tweet boasted a lopsided ratio of just 387 retweets to 638 comments, most of them brimming with scathing disapproval.

Look:

Nice try, though, Burger King.

To be fair, the restaurant’s cheeky tweet wasn’t really disrespectful; it was just sassy. For the genuinely hateful stuff, you gotta turn to left-wingers, of course.

According to left-wing artist Tony Posnanski, for instance, the album is “embarrassing” and West’s tribute to Chick-fil-A is “s–t.”

OK then.

See this and other criticism below (*Language warning):

However, it appears the critics are few and far between.

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