Police in California have arrested a man this week for spray-painting “Taste likes hate” on the side of a Chick-fil-A restaurant in West Hollywood. The graffiti was accompanied by an image of a cow holding a paint brush—a dig at the company’s “Eat Mor Chikin” campaign.
Artist Manuel Castro was arrested on Wednesday after taking credit for the work in a Huffington Post interview. It’s believed he tagged the building last Friday, during “National Same-Sex Kiss Day.”
In his interview, Castro, 30, explained he was trying to start a discussion about “tolerance and acceptance”:
“I didn’t use violence. I used paint. Artists for centuries have expressed their opinions through this medium and I am no different,” he said. “I am happy to pay for the costs of repainting the wall, but I am not —nor will I ever be — happy to sit quietly at the back of the bus.”
Well, at least he used proper spelling, something Chick-fil-A seems to have a problem with.
Photos: Sandy Mazza/Daily Breeze, Torrance Police Department