He once earned $200,000 per year and had $1 million in stock options but Adam Smith lost all of that after abusing a Chick-fil-A employee and posting the video online in 2012, today Adam Smith is still unemployed and living on food stamps in an RV with his wife and four children The Daily Mail reports.
Adam Mark Smith, 37, who worked for an Arizona-based medical device manufacturer, was shamed after the 2012 YouTube video was posted showing him berating employee Rachel Elizabeth.
The video which expressed his disdain over the firm's anti-gay marriage stance went viral, and left him unemployed and forced to lose his home.
Smith had recorded himself waiting in a long drive thru lane to take a free cup of water, part of a protest over comments made by the company's founding family supporting traditional marriage.
"Chick-fil-A is a hateful company," Smith told Elizabeth when he got to the window. Elizabeth responded to his many taunts by telling him that she was happy to serve him and wishing him a good day.
"I don't know how you live with yourself and work here," he went on.
Smith thought he was striking a blow for his cause but as the video went viral the real blow was to him and his family. People were shocked at how rude and abusive Smith was to Elizabeth and expressed their feelings to Smith's employer who fired him.
While Smith found another job fairly quickly, he lost that position within weeks after the employer found out it was him in the video.
Smith is on the record as saying he only regrets the way he spoke to Elizabeth, not his stand. He has just released an e-book Million Dollar Cup of Water, Discovering the Wealth in Authenticity.