Chick-fil-A, better known for their anti-gay stance than their chicken sandwich, has unwillingly been donating to Lambda Legal, the largest national legal organization working toward the advancement of LGBTQ rights. Grace Slick, who was once lead vocalist for the legendary 1960’s band Jefferson Airplane, and later Jefferson Starship, allowed the use of the 1987 hit “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” in a Chick-fil-A commercial. Slick, known for her free-thinking, psychedelic style knew she had an opportunity here, and she will be donating all proceeds from the commercial to Lambda Legal.
In a commentary written for Forbes magazine’s website Slick writes: “I decided to spend the cash in direct opposition to ‘Check’-fil-A’s causes — and to make a public example of them, too. We’re going to take some of their money, and pay it back”
The commercial aired at the 2017 Grammys February 12th.
Slick added: “Your art will survive and thrive. Do not let it be used by companies who support intolerance. Don’t be afraid to take a stand. You’re an artist; that’s what we do.I hope more musicians will think about the companies that they let use their songs; we can use our gifts to help stop the forces of bigotry.” [ A ]