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Sunday, April 3, 2011

GoDaddy CEO kills elephant, tweets and vids it

Additional 4/10/11:

WebProNews details the after-the-fact editing and sanitizing of GoDaddy CEO Bob Parson's "vacation video", including removal of the images of Parsons sitting on the dead elephant and other more graphic bits.

Guess he thought better of advertising his elephant-killing activities after all.  Such leadership.

Coming on the heels of the death of the beautiful Ruby, news from GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons who goes live with his most recent exploits - hunting elephants.  And then tweets it and publishes his videoed exploits on the 'net.

Just back from hunting problem elephant in Zimbabwe. Here’s my vacation video. Enjoy. 17 days ago via web

Here's my vacation video. Enjoy.  Really? Perhaps Mr. Parsons lives under a rock with the other two guys who have never heard that Geico can save you money on car insurance.

Geico is a firm that at least understands publicity. WebProNews discusses the colossal PR FAIL that possessed the supposedly tech savvy firm's head guy. They point out that even PETA was using GoDaddy before the incident.

Simply terrible. Horrible. Disgusting.  We are checking with our bloggers, but we don't think we have anyone using GoDaddy, and if we do we will ask them to reconsider. Not necessarily from the animal rights angle, but from the magnitude of the bad decision-making this firm's leadership exhibits as well.

Warning: this is graphic.