Introducing Chick-fil-Gay (Or My Take on the Chick-fil-A Controversy)
I know sometimes my posts can be a bit wordy but rest assured: This is not one of them since, well, a picture is worth a thousand words, no?
For some background for those who don’t like reading the news or watching it, Chick-fil-A boss Dan Cathy recently made some comments in an interview about how he’s anti-gay marriage, which sparked a pretty big furor. In NYC, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn called on New York University, which has a Chick-fil-A on campus, to boycott and boot the chain. I think that may have been going too far since the guy is entitled to his opinion. But well, I’m entitled to mine too and I believe strongly in equal rights. To not let gays marry in the U.S.A. is just taxation without representation, which supposedly we Americans are against.
So today I present “Chick-fil-Gay,” an illustration that’s a little more political than I normally get here, but there’s a first time for everything. Off topic, I really had fun painting this one. Normally I can be a bit too reliant on photos for anatomy/pose/gravity/fashion references, but this time the only time I Googled anything was to see what color Chick-fil-A uses for their signs. As a result, this piece, featuring two stylish gals protesting the chain with a lovely lip lock, came out a little more cartoony than my usual fashion girl illustrations.
But I don’t mind if you don’t.