After its president made controversial statements about gay marriage, long lines formed in support of the Chick-Fil-A fast food chain. When he saw the spectacle on television, one thing occured to a California artist. Manny Castro said, “I thought of the photographs from 40 years ago of Christians protesting blacks marrying whites.” On Facebook, he posted, “Replace ‘black’ with ‘gay’ and here we are today.”
If anti-gay crowd would show its support for Chick-Fil-A, then Castro would display his contempt. The California artist painted a mural on a franchise in Torrance. Using design elements from the food chain, he painted “Tastes Like Hate” along with a depiction of the company’s cow.
He calls his graffiti “not that much of a crime” but rather “a protest.” It was, he notes, removed within an hour. As of late yesterday, police still haven’t arrested the artist. “Our investigators are still working the information that they have,” Torrance police Sgt. Steve Jenkinson told the Los Angeles Times.
UPDATE: Manny Castro was arrested for vandalism two days after this story was published. He was released after posting $20,000.00 dollars bail.