12/27/2013 11:58 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

'Chick-Phil-A' Day Launched To Support 'Duck Dynasty' Star Phil Robertson

In the latest development to stem from "Ducky Dynasty" star Phil Robertson's homophobic and racist comments in a recent GQ profile and subsequent suspension from A&E, an unnamed group has launched "Chick-Phil-A" day, encouraging Robertson supporters to wear "Duck Commander or camouflage gear" and "eat at Chick-fil-A" on Jan. 21.

Organized through Facebook, the group claims that it has no affiliation with Chick-fil-A or Phil Robertson, but is "independent and organized from a grassroots view."

According to TMZ, the fast food chain stated that the event "is in no way sponsored by or affiliated with Chick-fil-A."

With almost 25,000 likes on Facebook, however, the campaign is picking up steam through social media.

This is not the first time that Chick-fil-A has become a symbolic rallying point for anti-gay groups to show their opposition to rights for the LGBT community.

In 2012, former GOP presidential candidate and former governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee organized "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day" in an effort to end what he called the "vicious hate speech and intolerant bigotry" aimed at Chick-fil-A after the chain's president, Dan Cathy, sparked outrage with anti-gay comments of his own.

In response, gay rights activists and allies held same-sex "kiss-ins" at their local Chick-fil-A's nationwide.

Interested in letting this group know how you feel about "Chick-Phil-A" day? Head here to send them an e-mail or here to view the group's Facebook page.



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