‘Mr. Smith Goes to Chick-Fil-A’ (and makes a douche of himself).
An Arizona college professor and corporate CFO on Wednesday verbally abused a drive-through employee at a Chick-fil-A in Tucson, and then posted a video of the incident on YouTube.
Adam M. Smith, an adjunct professor from the University of Arizona – Tucson (Eller School of Management), described himself in the video as “totally heterosexual” without “a gay in me” who believes that Chick-fil-A is “a horrible corporation with horrible values.”
Smith ordered only water from the restaurant in an attempt to “take a little bit of money from Chick-fil-A” so “less money [goes] to hate groups.” Smith proceeded to belittle the attendee asking how she managed to live with herself.
At one point during the conversation, Rachel, told Smith she was “uncomfortable” with his filming but he persisted.
“People have to have their Chick-fil-A… anti-gay breakfast sandwich,” he said, reflecting on his decision to order a free water. “Always tastes better when its full of hate.”
Tens of thousands of Arizonans ate at Chick-Fil-A’s across the state yesterday to show solidarity with their values, and to oppose efforts by big city mayors to ban them.
A spokesperson for the University of Arizona would not comment when SWA called them to do so.
But YOU can let them know what YOU think about Mr. Smith right now…
Below is all all the contact info you need (and PLEASE be respectful and avoid any extremes of language in doing so). Smith has deleted everything he can, including his LinkedIn profile, but Breitbart.com has posted a cached version of it:
If you disagree with what Smith did, you can let him know at the following contact info (from Breitbart.com):
- 520.621.7554 office
- 100 N. Tucson Blvd.,
- Tucson, AZ 85716
- Local: 520-881-6555
- Toll Free: 877-565-5557
Smith works at the Eller School of Management at U of A. The Dean is Len Jessup. You might want to remind him that part of teaching business management is public relations. And generally, published a video on YouTube berating a courteous teenager with political propaganda is not very smart P.R., nor reflects well on the University. If you are an Arizona resident and agree, since you pay his salary, feel free to let Mr. Jessup know:
- 520.621.2125 office
His direct boss at Eller is the head of the Finance Department, Dr. Richard Sias. He can be contacted at:
Now on a more positive note…the ‘Rachel” that Smith harassed works at the Chick-Fil-A at 3605 East Broadway Boulevard, Tucson, AZ 85716. If you are an SWA Tucson member, you might like to show that location some love, as they have trained a truly professional, courteous and graceful young lady, who is very worthy of promotion.
Agree? Then let her franchise owner Matt Hountz (520.321.4232, Email) know all about it. And then post to the location’s Facebook page to let them know you appreciate Rachel and the entire staff: http://www.facebook.com/
UPDATE: Mr. Smith has been fired by Vante, his employer after national outrage by Americans stunned by his treatment of the courteous and respectful teenager, telling her “I don’t know how can you live with yourself” for working for a “hateful company”. No comments as of yet from the university of Arizona as to whether Smith will be reprimanded for his behavior. The statement from Vante is here:
Vante regrets the unfortunate events that transpired yesterday in Tucson between our former CFO/Treasurer Adam Smith and an employee at Chick-fil-A. Effective immediately, Mr. Smith is no longer an employee of our company.
The actions of Mr. Smith do not reflect our corporate values in any manner. Vante is an equal opportunity company with a diverse workforce, which holds diverse opinions. We respect the right of our employees and all Americans to hold and express their personal opinions, however, we also expect our company officers to behave in a manner commensurate with their position and in a respectful fashion that conveys these values of civility with others.
We hope that the general population does not hold Mr. Smith’s actions against Vante and its employees.
UPDATE: The University of Arizona calls Smith a “Former Adjunct Lecturer”. Their statement is here.