CNN apologized for playing Pink’s song “Stupid Girls” as an intro Sunday into a segment about Sarah Palin visiting a Chick-fil-A outside Houston.
“The music selection was a poor choice and was not intended to be linked to any news story,” a CNN spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter. “We regret any perception that they were planned together.”
According to Politico, she told a crowd: “We drive by a Chick-fil-A. We don’t have that in Alaska. Love me some Chick-fil-A. So we’ll go there, Jason, on the way, OK?” (She was referencing an aide Jason Recher.)
Later, she Tweeted a photo of her and her husband Todd with some Chick-fil-A sandwiches, noting: “Stopped by Chick-fil-A in the Woodlands to support a great business.”
The Atlanta-based restaurant chain after Chik-fil-A president Dan Cathy made comments a few weeks back construed by gay rights activists as anti-gay marriage by saying he supports the “biblical definition of the family unit… We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that.”
This led to a maelstrom of controversy for and against the chain. Supporters are pushing an appreciation day on Wednesday while opponents are promoting a “kiss in” Friday.
Here’s the 2006 hit song by Pink, in case you don’t recall:
By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk