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Gay-Baiting Mario Lopez Tweets His Cravings For Chick-Fil-A. #Epicfail

Newly minted X Factor host Mario Lopez, who owes a sizeable chunk of his career to the lustful gazes of gay men, gave a free plug to anti-equality Chick-fil-A earlier this month when he tweeted: “Why does it seem like I always crave Chick-fil-A on Sundays?? #Frustrating.”


We’re not sure which is more surprising—that a man who’s pushing his line of Rated M underwear (right) would alienate gay consumers, or that this Latin Adonis eats junk food (or anything, really).

In response to Lopez’s October 7 tweet, writer-activist Dan Savage tweeted back, “Because you’re a thoughtless jerk who just alienated the gay men you expected to buy your new line of crappy manpanties?” And interfaith minister Reverend Sue Clark replied, “Seriously? Please curb your cravings 4 bigotry.”

In addition to proffering manpanties, Lopez said he was “honored to be embraced by the gay community” in an interview with The Advocate, and auctioned himself off for a dream date at the GLAAD Media Awards in June.

On:           Oct 18, 2012
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    • LaTeesha

      Ok. Who gives a rat’s brown ass about some dude who’s TV career includes Saved By The Bell and a crappy talk show that he co-hosted with Danny BonnaFreakADude, and Dick Clark. And are those man panties the same thing as Mitt’s Magic Underwear?

      Oct 18, 2012 at 1:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • horace

      Nothing can be said here that can do more damage to his underwear line
      than he already has. What a dumb ass.

      Oct 18, 2012 at 1:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ron Jackson

      OopS! I actually thought Lopez was gay? Guess not lol. My bad.

      Oct 18, 2012 at 1:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • RomanHans

      Is it possible he hasn’t heard about Chick-Fil-A? Lopez doesn’t exactly strike me as somebody who reads the newspaper regularly.

      Oct 18, 2012 at 1:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Visioak

      I crave things that are bad for me all the time…

      Oct 18, 2012 at 2:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tracy

      For the last time, just because someone loves to flaunt his hot body (“gay-baiting”) doesn’t mean he’s automatically on your team!

      If you don’t approve of him, stop supporting him with your custom.

      Oct 18, 2012 at 2:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • iBLOW

      If he likes Chick fil A then he likes it so what I’m gay and still eat there sometimes people are too sensetive

      Oct 18, 2012 at 2:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mjl-428

      I think he remembers now. *non-story business*

      Oct 18, 2012 at 2:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Niall

      Let’s be real though, gay men were never buying his crappy line of man panties either way

      Oct 18, 2012 at 2:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • redcarpet

      Yeah, like this muscle queen would ever eat a carb. Lighten up guys, he’s just a moron who doesn’t read news that doesn’t have anything to do with Honey Boo Boo. Expect a “My Bad, sorry gays!” in a couple of days.

      Oct 18, 2012 at 2:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • RLS

      I’m gonna give him a pass on this one, not because he’s “hot” (I’ve always found him aesthetically gorgeous but oddly sexless), but because sometimes we need to realize not everyone lives in “gay world” on the blogs all the time and aren’t always aware of every single entity that have done the gays wrong.

      I’ve ALWAYS found Chick Fil A totally gross, but some people love that place. It’s possible that he tweeted about a totally innocuous craving.

      I sometimes think that the desire for constant and incessant content for the blogs and people who make careers out of being angry about every perceived anti gay slight are the only reasons we talk about such a non event like this.

      What’s next? GLAAD demanding an apology?

      Oct 18, 2012 at 2:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CAxlRose

      “Because you’re a thoughtless jerk who just alienated the gay men you expected to buy your new line of crappy manpanties?”

      Jesus Fucking Christ, Dan! Jump down anybody else’s throat lately?!

      A.C. Slater craves Chick-Fil-A on Sundays. Big fucking deal! Yes, the owner is anti-gay and they donate to anti-gay organizations. But last I checked this is still a free country and Lopez is welcome to buy a chicken sandwich from any restaurant he damn pleases.

      I don’t support Chick-Fil-A but I certainly don’t remember getting the memo that boycotting the place was mandatory lest you alienate your gay friends and relatives, or lose your gay card.

      We’ve got 99 problems with homophobia and legislated discrimination in this country but Lopez’s Sunday food craving isn’t one of them!

      Lighten up, Savage..

      Oct 18, 2012 at 3:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DuMaurier

      Much ado about nothing, seems to me. I’ve never eaten at Chick-fil-a, but that thing about craving it on Sundays (when it’s not open, duh) is an old line I’d heard since way before the big controversy, and it sounds like he was just referencing that. I’m sure he knows about the whole Dan Cathy thing, but it doesn’t make him a homophobe if he’s able to mention Chick-fil-a in a context that doesn’t center on that. I’m pretty sure Lopez is actually not anti-gay, he certainly has not been publicly.

      Oct 18, 2012 at 4:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • LubbockGayMale

      Guess we know which celeb to boycott next, eh?

      Oct 18, 2012 at 4:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • erikwm

      @CAxlRose: In a free country, Lopez can like Chick-Fil-a AND Dan Savage can criticize him for being a “thoughtless jerk.”

      Why do you think criticism is NOT part of a free country?! Because “LAST I CHECKED” — it is. Mr. Savage is “welcome” to do so.

      Lighten up, CAxlRose.

      Oct 18, 2012 at 4:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • chip_in_ga

      I agree, for God’s sake, leave Mario alone. Millions of people eat at Chick-fil-a, does that mean they all hate gays. Thousands of Chik-fil-a employees are gay (maybe not openly) should they quit their jobs just because of the views of it’s owner? What if straight people boycotted companies that were gay friendly or sponsored gay events? I truly believe Mario just likes Chik-fil-a (as do I) and had no ulterior motive to his comment…… just like I always want to go to the grocery store an hour after it closes.

      Lighten up people.

      Oct 18, 2012 at 4:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ken

      Lol. Really ? This type of response? I am gay and I crave chick-fil-a sometimes. I don’t eat it,.. Don’t buy it but that doesn’t change that I miss their carrot salad or lemonade (lite version). Was this a horrific offensive comment by ML? No,… Not even close. I can’t even begin to count the gay people and gay supporters I know who shop there or support Mitt Romney. The reactions from part of the gay is much more offensive than anybody commenting they crave a sandwich on Sunday. Reacting and responding as crazy as right wing nut jobs do is embarrassing – Why are people seemingly reacting worse,..trying to one up the other. I am disappointed – more so with Dan and the other similar reactionary comments.

      Oct 18, 2012 at 4:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • evdanker

      Someone explain to me how this statement, a craving for something you can’t have – Chick Fil A is closed on Sundays – is anti gay bigotry, and deserving of such harsh attacks. I’m not defending or attacking Mario Lopez, just trying to understand what is offensive about his statement.

      Oct 18, 2012 at 4:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hotshot70

      Mario is soooo uncomfortable around gay men. He tried to act cool, but I caught him on Extra once flinching. THe guy famous for that “Honey Badger” vid was on the show (the guy HAS to be gay). Mario reached to shake his hand, and the guy went for the hug. Mario’s face was saying “OMG, get this f***ot off of me!” He didn’t say it, but he looked repulsed! I think Mario has some secrets and he plays it “Ultra straight” to compensate. Then he poses in tiny briefs, where you know the majority of people looking are gay men. I will NEVER go to a Chik-Fil-H8. I still think if Mario was horny enough, he’d play “handsies” with another guy. lol

      Oct 18, 2012 at 4:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BrokebackBob

      Listen up! Mario is over, the past, yesterday, last week, last year, last millenium.
      He’s cute, buff, and a hypocrite. Why do we always support the WRONG supposed straight allies? Get over him. Support gay leaders, not suck-up straight pseudo-celebrities with abs.

      Oct 18, 2012 at 4:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Daniel-Reader

      Chick-Fil-A is apparently street slang for eating c*ck. He craves eating c*ck on Sundays? Hmm…

      Oct 18, 2012 at 4:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rich

      How is this homophobic? Sick Fil A is closed on Sundays. I think people are missing his point

      Oct 18, 2012 at 4:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • queerbec

      I guess playing Greg Louganis in the biodrama didn’t rub off on him.

      Oct 18, 2012 at 5:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • balehead

      HE WAS BEING IRONIC GUYS!!! No wonder equal rights are taking so long….

      Oct 18, 2012 at 5:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • balehead

      Irony is a great way to promote discusson, but politcally correct “armchair activists” wouldn’t get that….

      Oct 18, 2012 at 5:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stache99

      @iBLOW: Fitting screen name. Learn how to write though.

      Oct 18, 2012 at 6:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DuMaurier

      @queerbec: Okay, someone has to say it: “I’d like to rub off on…”–no, actually, maybe it doesn’t have to be said. Even if it’s true.

      Oct 18, 2012 at 6:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Black Pegasus

      Much to do about nothing… I’m sure Mario didn’t mean to alienate anyone.
      He should just tweet an apology to those offended and be done with it…

      Oct 18, 2012 at 7:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Avenger

      I hope he doesn’t apologize. He said nothing about gay people. Not everyone has to be silent about their love for a fast food joint…simply because said joint isn’t gay-friendly. Who cares? People go there for the food and have nothing to do with the managements politics. I REALLY hope Lopez doesn’t apologize or “clarify” anything. He likes Chick-Fil-A’s food and he’s entitled to say so.

      Oct 18, 2012 at 9:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Guillermo3

      @iBLOW: Yes,aptly-named iBlow,
      sometimes some people are too sensitive.And sometimes some
      people,like you,NOW,iBlow,are insufferably insensitive.
      Enjoy your sandwich,iBlow.

      Oct 18, 2012 at 9:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Guillermo3

      @CAxlRose: Know when you’re

      Oct 18, 2012 at 9:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • nycbearman


      Seriously…lighten up! Rule #1 – never confuse the hot guy.

      Oct 18, 2012 at 10:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JOHN 1957

      Sometimes we just gotta laugh at all the bull manure they use to keep our community fighting with one another. No matter what is said I’m sure a lot of men out here think ML looks finger licking good and would love to eat his nuggets dipped in their sauce. LOL



      Oct 18, 2012 at 10:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bascha

      I don’t find him attractive at all. He is too plain and I hate dimples.

      Oct 18, 2012 at 10:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Superman

      Catholics go to Church on Sundays. That’s when the guilt kicks in, such as for supporting gay rights…hence the craving for Ick-Fil-A. Mario is not stupid, nor is he living under a rock. Bye, Mario. With friends like you…

      Oct 19, 2012 at 12:29 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • gaydaddy

      Well he has a sexy ass stomach would love to lick some ice cream off of that. He could just be trying to sell underwear, Hot tho.

      Oct 19, 2012 at 12:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mjl-428

      @Ken: Yeah. this was a non-story and a non-issue. at the very least if someone doesn’t know what was going on, someone will tell them, as a heads up later. if he was joking, no matter how poor the execution was, then he was joking. thankfully, unlike Ann Coulter, he didn’t say something that would REALLY be offensive.

      Oct 19, 2012 at 12:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TONYC

      this is a story of hOW far a person with a tiny bit of celeb status will go! This is all about the time he was on Broadway in “Chorus Line” and 2XIST came and could not choose between Mario and a cast member who is openly Gay. Well that guy won and this jerk never let it go, I heard it from the guy who won on Fire Island that SUmmer and just in passing..he wasn’t “holding onto it” like this one is..pathetic

      Oct 19, 2012 at 1:02 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • John Doe

      I can’t believe how petty and over-reactionary the gay community can be at times. This is so stupid.

      Oct 19, 2012 at 2:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TheMarc

      Wow, yeah Dan Savage’s initial response was a little harsh but…really? “Gays are being to reactionary…blah blah.”

      If Mario’s comment had been tweeted by say, Chris Christie or Steve Buscemi, half of you apologist queens would be loosing your proverbial s…

      The comment WAS insensitive coming from someone who receives gay dollars and is supposedly honored to be honored by the gay community. The guy is not Brian Williams, but even for his level of journalism, he should have known better. He’s not some random guy. His words carry power and as such he has a responsibility to recognize that power.

      Good lord, I have seriously seen some of you comment with fiery bile and vitriol when someone else has done something very similar. I guess the difference is they didn’t have abs.

      Oct 19, 2012 at 3:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Faggot

      @balehead: LOL The problem with irony is that one thing is said while another is implied. Unfortunately, the audience oftentimes infers clumsily.

      Bottom line: López could not eat chicken there that day. It was a forbidden desire on more than one level. Let us be grateful that his cravings only come on the day when this food establishment is closed, otherwise he’d be a patron, no?

      Señor López has not transgressed. May you all absolve him anyway and pronto.

      P.S. I was more in the dark about this Chicken Little eatery than ML. I had never even heard of the place, much less knew about their “agenda” and the LGBT backlash (memo to self: must read QUEERTY hourly!). I’m sure many of us also crave things that are bad for our diets, though, as well as for the LGBT community.

      Oct 19, 2012 at 4:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dumdum

      I had never heard of Chick Fil A until the big stink. I don,t eat fast food EVER. If my husband and I eat out it is a special treat at a nice restaurant. What is crazy is that after the big stink, my sweetie had to take his dad to a doctors appointment. His dad made a point of going to Chick Fil A with his Gay son to get a sandwich stating his appreciation not for the food but for their values. But hey the old man is 84 and it is not easy for him to have a Gay son. That gayness made all the more obvious when he shows up at family events with me in tow. Cook your OWN meals people, you will live longer, feel better and you will be saving the planet from land raping fast food chains.

      Oct 19, 2012 at 6:19 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • harrisonca

      Honestly, why would I care where that rapist eats anyways. I grew up in San Diego about the same time he did and knew the people involved. Regardless of how far the case went, the stories were very credible.

      Oct 19, 2012 at 8:54 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • oldboner

      Everybody is over sensitive these days. In fact saying “I crave Chick-Fil-A on Sundays” is a joke – It’s not makiing fun of gays it’s making fun of Chick-Fil-A. Get a life everybody. We got all this anti this and anti that because we react every time somebody cracks a joke and then we BLOW it up to make sound like what it never intended to be. When I was a kid we could crack a joke and it never was racist or phobic. Now you say something funny and you get accused of being a phobic this or that or a racist. Lets fight the real issues not these piddly things. I love freedom of speech and whatever my neighbor says is his problem not mine – unless he tries to rob me kill me or have all his dogs crap on my yard.

      Oct 19, 2012 at 9:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brad007

      Only a heterosexual male would think those undies were hot. Ick.

      Oct 19, 2012 at 11:48 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Victor_in_PA

      First of all, I’ve never eaten at chick-fil-a because I knew they were bigots since they opened. They close on Sundays because it’s “God’s day” and it’s not a huge leap to know what they’re about.

      Secondly, Mario can eat whatever he wants and say anything he wants about anybody in this country. The kkk and neo-nazis can march. Westboro baptist church can picket funerals. It’s called free speech and that’s apparently what this country is supposed to support. Dan Savage also has the right to say anything about Mario he likes for the same reason. We, as gay people, also have the right to support or NOT support people who discriminate against us.

      I liken it to a contractor building concentration camps for the Germans in WWII. You may not have gassed anyone personally but, you certainly did nothing to stop it and even helped the effort. Therefore, you must take some responsibility for your actions.

      When a celebrity endorses a product that, as a result, puts money in the pockets of haters and influential people who discriminate, then they must also take flack for their support and endorsement because they support and empower the hate behind it.

      Oct 19, 2012 at 2:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dumdum

      @oldboner: Ya know what? I don’t mind picking up S**t. That’s life. A dog s**ts when it has to. Hey, it’s a dog. I pick the sh*t up. Put it around my flowers and they look great. For the rest I am with you. You post OLD so one must ass-u-me that you are compared to these pups, an older person. If not then you are wise beyond your years. It is very sad that about 95 percent of native peoples from the Americas are gone. Thanks to white Europeans. So the TWO SPIRIT idea has been lost in time. OR HAS IT? How do YOU look at this world? With your eyes? Through a glass? Or with a Micro-Scope? Hubris pride. Gotta love it!

      Oct 19, 2012 at 4:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BlogZilla

      This guy obviously doesn’t read the newspapers or watch the news. A lot of people don’t, because it transmits too much negative energy.

      And usually someone that is that perfect with their physique, they’re also narcissistic, and there’s a good chance they’re not very sexual either.. It takes a tremendous amount of discipline and effort to look like that. I wouldn’t doubt if he survives off of shakes and pills. I’m sure he eats very little food.

      I really don’t think he’s homophobic, based on some of the things I’ve seen him doing, he’s just somewhat of an airhead or experienced a Freudian slip?

      Oct 21, 2012 at 5:54 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bob LaBlah

      To each his own. I personally DON’T think his ass (based on the picture of him in these briefs) is that round. Thank god for Photoshop.

      Oct 22, 2012 at 9:31 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CarrollAP

      I love Mario and think he is hot and great. I am a gay guy and do not think Mario is anti-gay, he knows we are some of his most ardent fans. The chicken guy has now died, so maybe things will change there.

      I am reading Mario’s book, and he is human and makes mistakes just like the rest of us.


      Oct 25, 2014 at 10:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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