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Former CFO on food stamps after belittling fast food worker

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A man who once made $200,000 a year is now living on food stamps after he posted a video of himself belittling a fast food employee.

Adam Smith is still unable to find a job since he posted a video to YouTube in the summer of 2012, according to ABC News.

Smith was earning $200,000 annually as the CFO of a Tucson-based medical manufacturer.

In 2012, Smith, along with thousands of others, started protesting against Chick-fil-A’s anti-gay stance.

Some say what Smith did next took things too far.

He then filmed himself going through the drive-thru at Chick-fil-A  and talking down to an attendant for working for a “hateful corporation.”

“Chick-Fil-A is a hateful corporation,” Smith said, in part, to the drive-thru attendant. “I don’t know how you live with yourself and work here. I don’t understand it. This is a horrible corporation with horrible values. You deserve better.”

After Smith posted the video to his YouTube page, he returned to work and received a major shock.

A receptionist told him that their voicemail was full of bomb threats.

He was fired that same day.

Since then, Smith, his wife Amy and their four children also lost their home.

He told ABC News that his family was forced to sell their possessions and move into an RV.

He eventually found a new CFO job in Portland, but was fired two weeks later after they found out who he was.

Smith says he hasn’t been able to find a job since then.

“I don’t regret the stand I took, but I regret… the way I talked to her,” he told “20/20.”

Smith told ABC News that he apologized to the drive-thru attendant and that she has forgiven him.

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