CNN: Playing 'Stupid Girls' Ahead of Sarah Palin Story a 'Poor Choice'
The cable news network says it regrets using the Pink song to introduce a segment about the former governor visiting a Chick-fil-A restaurant.
CNN says it regrets playing the song "Stupid Girls" ahead of a segment about Sarah Palin that aired Sunday morning.
The cable news network used the Pink song as an intro into a report about Palin's recent visit to one of the embattled restaurant chain's locations outside of Houston, Texas.
"The music selection was a poor choice and was not intended to be linked to any news story," a CNN spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter. "We regret any perception that they were planned together."
Introducing the segment after the intro, CNN Sunday Morning anchor Randy Kaye said, "Sarah Palin is apparently hungry for chicken and controversy."
Kaye then reported that Palin tweeted a picture of herself and her husband, Todd, visiting the restaurant.
“Stopped by Chick-fil-A in the Woodlands to support a great business," Palin had tweeted.
Chick-fil-A has been under intense scrutiny for its tradition of operating under “biblical” principles, including an opposition to same-sex marriage, a position that has angered gay-rights activists, including many celebrities, including Roseanne Barr.
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