Artist Who Painted 'Tastes Like Hate' On Chick-fil-A Barred From Chick-fil-A
A West Hollywood artist who admitted to vandalizing a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Torrance with the phrase "Tastes Like Hate" was sentenced today to three years of probation.
Manuel "Manny" Castro vandalized the Chick-fil-A back in August not long after the president of the fast-food chain went on the record about making donations to organizations that are anti-gay and oppose same-sex marriage. Castro, an openly gay artist and activist, publicly took credit for the vandalism that was done in the style of the chain's advertising and was arrested a few days later.
Today Castro pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor vandalism charge through his attorney, according to City News Service. Castro was sentenced to three years of probation. During that time, the artist is barred from possessing any paint, paint brushes, spray paint, aerosol cans or vandalism tools outside his home. He's also not allowed to get near a Chick-fil-A restaurant while he's on probation.