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Don Perry Chick Fil A VP Of Pubic Relations Passes at 60

Regardless of the national debate raging over Chick-Fil-A's discriminatory politics, the passing of longtime executive Don Perry is completely tragic!

Don was the Vice President of Public Relations for the fast-food company for almost three decades before dying on Friday. The cause of death is presently believed to be a heart-attack.

With the public outcry against company president Dan Cathy for his remarks against gay marriage and with the cities of Boston, Chicago, and San Fran basically barring new restaurants, it's obviously been a rough time to be in charge of the restaurant's public image.

It's therefore unsurprising when representatives both for and against same-sex marriage claim the stress of Don's job killed him.

While it makes for a sensational headline, many other factors put one at risk for a heart attacks and there is currently no evidence to suggest Chick-Fil-A's ongoing PR crisis was the culprit.

It's disrespectful to the man's grief-stricken family to imply otherwise and politicize his death.

Rest in peace, Don.

[Image via AP Images.]

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38 comments to “Chick-Fil-A Vice President Of Public Relations Passes Away”



  1. 1

    I applaud you on this one Perez. I thought you would make a snide remark but you took the high road on this issue that has a very personal meaning for you and you posted a dignified comment. Well done.



  2. 2

    He's roasting in hell lol.

  3. LCG says – reply to this


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    I am disappointed in all this uproar about Chick-fila. It's a Christian own company, closed on Sunday, Bible study with their employees. Of course this is their stance. If everyone should have the right to marriage shouldn't we start with upholding the law to freedom of speech. I guess freedom of speech is only okay when it agrees with you.



  4. 4

    Re: LCG – Freedom of speech applies to the government stopping you from expressing your opinion, it has absolutely nothing to do with regular citizens getting mad over something anyone says. I'll never understand why people can't understand that…



  5. 5

    Re: MewLover34 – So true. No one's freedom of speech is under scrutiny here! It's so funny when people whine when something doesn't work in their favor. They're just mad people are finding out about all those hate groups CFA donated to.



  6. 6

    Says the king of sensational headlines.

  7. hey bitch says – reply to this


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    Re: Jumperchu – Doubt it but you well that's more then likely bitch



  8. 8

    He is fully aware bullying kills. His bullying killed Brittany Murphy, Amy Winehouse, that Corey guy, and almost killed Britt Britt.



  9. 9

    One bitch down, many more to go. Friday was a good day. :O)

  10. marcella says – reply to this


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    GOD SURE TAKE GOOD CARE OF THE HATERS….TALK SHIT AND YOU'LL END UP SELLING CHICKEN IN HELL :) …….



  11. 11

    Re: LCG

    Since you and your kind are too retarded to get it allow me to explain it to you: Everyone has the right to freedom of speech (or so we think until the police and law get involved and say differently).
    When someone makes anti gay comments then they open themselves up to some free speech directed at them. Don't like it? Then keep your bigoted anti gay retarded mouths shut and nobody will complain. Talk shit and get it right back.
    You're an idiot, btw.

  12. djskinny says – reply to this


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    na it wasn't a heart attack that killed him.
    lets just keep it T shall we.
    he choked to death on the same hateful chicken sandwhich he stands behind and supports. that or some angry gay gaged him with a 12 inch dildo.
    oh well. life goes on.

  13. testiestesties123 says – reply to this


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    The gay mob obviously played a part in this… I hope you're happy you big bully

  14. RosemaryRago says – reply to this


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    You are obviously two faced perez. You still had to make a subtle dig at Chicl Fil A by posting an RIP underneath the sign. You're a 40 year bully

  15. Zee says – reply to this


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    I have to expres the "right" opinion for people not to hate me, my business, my employees and those around me. I thought I was living in the USA. I guess I have been paying taxes to the wrong country all these years. I have always believed, being a 2nd generation emigrant, that my rights were protected. Mario, get over it and move on. That Dan Cathy guy expressed his opinion, you have expressed your clear hatred of that opinion, guess who is wrong here, YOU ARE!!!!

  16. kandycane says – reply to this


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    Way to be classy about a guy that just passed…. Yeah I guess I see what gays stand for

  17. kandycane says – reply to this


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    Rest with God Cathy.



  18. 18

    Re: Jayyyy – No, they stated a belief and you all came back with name calling. Wishing death on them and interfering with their business. Just like with miss Cali. She stated her opinion and Pumpkin head called her all kinds of nasty names every chance he got for over a year.
    Really way to promote no hate



  19. 19

    Re: ZeeRe: Zee

    You mean "express" the right opinion and "immigrant", right? Yes, I'm sure you're not paying that much in taxes with those poor grammatical skills. The law also states that minorities are a protected group, which Chic-Fila-A has apparently exploited to increase their revenue. I mean, you really can't see this is another tactic for Chic-Fila-A to generate more income? Get a life and learn to speak english before you decide to give your opinion.



  20. 20

    Re: Zee – Your rights are protected. The GOVERNMENT is not allowed to take action on your speech. Others can do as they please. Perhaps you need to take a civics lesson, so you understand what your rights are. Everyday people are freee to react to your speech however they please (short of violence). That is their right to free speech. There is NO protection from being held accountable or being criticized for your speech.

  21. brooke says – reply to this


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    gee, i wonder if the heart attack came from the stress of having to be a douche bag?



  22. 22

    Re: Fergie_Beat_Mario's_Ass_Cried_Lika_Bitch says –

    Wrong Sir. I haven't said a word about this issue here or anywhere until today when I joyfully found out that this homophobic pig died.
    Don't wrongly lump me in with that queer/pumpkin head.



  23. 23

    Re: Meggie246524 – I never write on these boards, but, felt I needed to in order to tell Perez EXACTLY what Meggie just said…Meggie, you worded it better than I ever could. Kudos. =)



  24. 24

    ironic his death is a post on ur site ….

    you people can stop hating now HES DEAD …..

    sheesh…

  25. fancypants66 says – reply to this


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    All of the hub-bub about this has actually accelerated Chick-Fil-A's sales. All of the stores have enjoyed a nice increase in sales over the past seven days. Look it up! People are coming out in droves to support the Christian-based company! Goooo!!!



  26. 26

    Re: Jumperchu – I seriously doubt that.



  27. 27

    Re: MewLover34 – You are an idiot! Government can't stop me neither can you of speaking my mind. Freedom of speech means just that. So if I want to call you a fucking moron, or say that Obama is a fucking piece of shit. (which both examples are implied here) I can say just that, and it's protected.



  28. 28

    Liberal hate mongers. What happened to the democrats?

  29. Cory says – reply to this


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    honestly all of this chick fil a nonsense is out of control. Just because someone disagrees with a person, doesn't give a city a right to ban a company from operating. If California and the unions hated wal mart so bad should our governor be able to ban them from opening new stores. Keep views, politics and business separate. Everyone has different views/ opinions and just because you don't agree with them doesn't mean they aren't allowed to express their freedoms.



  30. 30

    its not the first death by perez and prob wont be the last …

  31. pLaTinka says – reply to this


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    Re: Lady Who?
    If bullying kills, then Perez and the mayors of Chicago and San Francisco are next. God speed!!!

  32. Whoa says – reply to this


    32

    Sell chicken and keep your religious and political views to yourselves Chick-Fil-A!
    We won't tell you how to make chicken in turn you don't tell customers how to think!
    RIP Mr Perry.

  33. teresa says – reply to this


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    Re: Meggie246524 – I agree, very classy, Perez, very classy.



  34. 34

    Being a hater takes its toll on you eventually! Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering … and God decided it was time for Don Perry to shut the fuck up!

  35. AlachuaCountyRedneck says – reply to this


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    This whole sitiuation is bullshit, and Perez hilton is nothing more than a little pot stirring flaming fairy who needs to stop bullying anyone who doesn't agree with him.. To be honest I don't care about Mr. Carthy's opinions on gay marriage because they are just that… His opinions.. I will proudly eat at chick fil a whenever I get the chance because I enjoy their food… Also people need to wake up and smell the coffee hate and anti-whatever groups will always be around. You know why?? Because as long as their are people who depict certain stereotypes their will be anti groups based on whatever said stereotype is

  36. alliestp says – reply to this


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    RIP my ass. I hope he burns in hell, or if not, that the two guys next to him are gay, the two girls behind him are lesbians, the one in front of him is a transgender and the one under him is a transvestite. Karma dude…it sucks.

  37. alliestp says – reply to this


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    Re: Zee – I don't think so. When you expect the public to patronize your establishment, you keep your opinions quiet. Racism and bigotry is getting old and arrogant asswipes like you need to find an island where there will be no one to hate, except the rest of that haters that live with you. Let me know what your racism, hate and bigotry is accomplishing, because bitch, you are a minority, so STFU.

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