Chick-Fil-A is a company known for its delicious food and quality service. But in gay rights circles, the famed fast food chain is regularly dubbed discriminatory and bigoted. Much of the criticism has come from the company’s financial support for causes that tout traditional marriage. Now, drag queens are taking the Christian-owned company to task with a spoof on Wilson Phillips’ “Hold On.”
The song, called “Chow Down,” comes complete with a music video that takes aim at the company’s purported anti-gay stance. In it, three men dress to look like the band’s group members (Chynna Phillips, Carnie Wilson and Wendy Wilson).
The lyrics, of course, have been changed to say things like, “Please don’t sue us for libel, We just want meat without your Bible” and “Someday somebody’s gonna make you wanna gobble up a waffle fry, But no go, don’t you know, Chick-Fil-A say you make the baby Jesus cry.”
In this new, destined-to-go-viral video by current RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant Willam Belli, Willam, Detox, and Vicky Vox address one of the fundamental dilemmas of our era: Chick-fil-A is so delicious, but it’s owned by right-wing Bible-thumping bigots. What to do?
In a music video parody of Wilson Phillips’ “Hold On,” Willam, Detox and Vicky play their roles perfectly (just check out Willam’s Chynna Phillips head-shaking impression at 1:47) to get across the message: “Chow down at Chick-fil-A (Even if you’re gay).”
Watch the controversial video below (caution: graphic themes and language):
(H/T: Business Insider)