"The music selection was a poor choice and was not intended to be linked to any news story," CNN spokeswoman Bridget Leininger told TPM. "We regret any perception that they were planned together." The Hollywood Reporter first reported the statement.
The fast food chicken chain has come under fire recently over its opposition to same-sex marriage. The company's president, Dan Cathy, said in a recent interview: "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."
Palin waded into the issue on Friday when she tweeted:
Stopped by Chick-fil-A in The Woodlands to support a great business. fb.me/KM9ogGda— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) July 28, 2012
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