Posted 10:19 PM 8/2/2012 : Tucson executive fired for video critical of Chick-Fil-A
TUCSON - A Tucson businessman was fired from his job Thursday after posting a video online of himself in a Chick-Fil-A drive though where he voiced his disgust of the company's CEO and his anti-gay marriage remarks.
Adam Smith was Chief Financial Officer of Vante, a Tucson medical manufacturing company before he was let go today following the viral fallout of the video.
The video lasts a few minutes where Smith orders a free water through the drive-though and continues to tell his opinion on the company. The video was shot on the national Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day where supporters of the CEO and his stance on traditional marriage.
"You know why I'm getting a free water right now?" Smith asks the Chick-fil-A employee in the video. "Because Chick-fil-A is a hateful group."
Later he adds in the video: "I don't know how you live with yourself and work here. I don't understand it."
Vante's CEO Roger Vogel was quick distance himself and his company with Smith because "the social media aspect of this has created a very fast viral response."
Vogel inists that Vante has a diverse workforce with a diverse range of opinions surrounding the Chick-fil-A controversy.
"We do not expect our executives to behave that way," Vogel said. "We expect them to be professional and civil."
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