Death of Chick-fil-A spokesman brings anti-gay reaction on Twitter

Sat. July 28, 2012 8:24 AM by News Staff

Donald A. Perry, the vice president of corporate public relations for Chick-fil-A, died of a heart attack July 27.

"Don was a member of our Chick-fil-A family for nearly 29 years," a company statement published in the Atlanta Journal Constitution read. "He was a well-respected and well-liked media executive in the Atlanta and University of Georgia communities, and we will all miss him."

News of Perry's death spread quickly on the Internet and Twitter was immediately filled with heated debate and anti-gay commentary.

"Okay, Chick-fil-A protesters, you win," wrote one user. "You killed their head of PR. They're for gay marriage now."

The post was later deleted by the user.

Other Tweets included:

"Chick fil a dude died the gays killed him."

"@BreakingNews: Chick-fil-A says Don Perry, vice president of public relations, has died - statement via @CNBC" {}Fags killed him."

"Yall drama queens have killed this man!!!"

Perry headed Chick-fil-A's official response to the controversy that took place after Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy spoke out against same-sex marriage.


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