Remember when Michael Vick plead guilty to “Conspiracy to Travel in Interstate Commerce in Aid of Unlawful Activities and to Sponsor a Dog in an Animal Fighting Venture” a.k.a. dog fighting and torture? The Vick camp would like to forget that ever happened. Unfortunately (mostly for the dogs), it did, and people remember. One of those people, Philadelphia Magazine’s Victor Fiorillo, being dickish here in a way that maybe wasn’t entirely necessary, decided to remind the Vicks of this in a response to a press invite to “Mike Vick Weekend.”
Fiorillo responded with a highly sarcastic “But will there be dog fights? I’m only coming if there are dog fights.” Once again, maybe not super timely, but the people behind those email invites – especially when they go out to discerning press members – should probably expect a response or two like that. They did not.
Archileen “Carmena” Ayo-Davies, the president and CEO of local public relations firm 3BG Marketing Solutions, responded to Fiorillo by “threatening to expose [him] to ‘media friends’ … called [him] a ‘racist’ … picked up the phone and called [him], screaming the r-word at [him] over and over again, and also accused [him] of being a dog killer.”
Fiorillo continued: “I pointed out that my two-line email was obviously sarcasm, and she said, “I don’t know what that is.” [Click]”
Of course, from here, it went exactly where you figured it would go: Marcus Vick.
It turns out that neither Ayo-Davies nor the lesser Vick quite get sarcasm:
Man, the Vick camp really picks its spots over when to be mad about dog fighting.
There’s more here, including Vick’s request to “black eye” Fiorillo. The line forms behind John Bolaris.