Roseanne Barr Gets in Chicken Fight on Twitter; Plus, Other Celebs Who Cried Fowl on Chick-fil-A

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Deliberately misspelling the name of fast food eatery Chick-fil-A, Roseanne Barr tweeted to her 128,000+ followers today, "Anyone who eats Sh** Fil-A deserves to get the cancer that is sure to come from eating antibiotic filled tortured chickens 4Christ."

The foiled Green Party candidate for president clucked at the restaurant chain for not only selling processed food, but also for actively opposing same sex marriage by donating millions of dollars to anti-gay activist groups.

Company president Dan Cathy recently told radio host Ken Coleman, "I think we are inviting God's judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at Him and say, 'We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage.'"

He later told the Baptist Press, "We are very much supportive of the family -- 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."

The brash 80s TV sitcom mom is not the only celeb to take offense at Chick-fil-A's public stance against same-sex marriage.

Last week Ed Helms, who plays Andy on "The Office," tweeted, "Chick-fil-A doesn't like gay people? So lame. Hate to think what they do to the gay chickens! Lost a loyal fan." Helms may be treating his hangovers from now on with burgers or tofu.

In addition to "The Hangover" actor, other celebs who have reportedly called for a boycott of the chicken chain include Jane Lynch, Miley Cyrus, Lindsay Lohan and the Kardashian sisters.

Meanwhile, a trio of drag queens, including William from "RuPaul's Drag Race," made a viral video satirizing the fast food restaurant called "Chow Down (at Chick-fil-A)." Sung to the tune of the Wilson Phillips song "Hold On, sample lyrics include "Someday somebody's gonna make you want to gobble up a waffle fry/But no go/Don't you know/Chick-Fil-A says you make the baby Jesus cry" and "Please don't sue us for libel/We just want a little meat without your Bible."

The biggest diss, however, may have come from the Muppets. The Jim Henson Company, which licenses the popular puppets, withdrew its toys as prizes for the chain's kiddie meals, stating it has "celebrated and embraced diversity and inclusiveness for over fifty years and . . . (has) notified Chick-fil-A that we do not wish to partner with them on any future endeavors."

Caught with its feathers down, Chick-fil-A allegedly tried to save face by acting as if it were the chicken chain's idea to cut ties with the Muppets -- not the other way around. It posted a sign in its stores stating it was substituting a free dessert for the Muppet toys because some children were reportedly getting their fingers stuck in the puppet holes. The company allegedly created a fake Facebook teen named Abby Farle to back up its claim, with posts from the pretty redhead quoting scripture and insisting the toys had been pulled from the restaurant several weeks ago before the Muppets called off the deal.

Chick-fil-A was outed, however, when it was discovered the teen's Facebook picture came from a stock photo site and her account was set up that same day in what will likely become a textbook case of a botched social media stunt.

As tweets defending and deriding Chick-fil-A flew fast and furious on the Twittersphere, Barr continued to dish on the chicken chain by deriding its nutritional value. After some cheerleaders for Chick-fil-A challenged her initial dig on religious grounds, the domestic goddess fought back by tweeting, "Giving ur kds Cancer from processed fast food is child abuse."

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