PR stunt? GoDaddy CEO posts video of himself slaughtering an elephant

The domain hosting company is no stranger to controversial marketing, so it’s worth asking whether this killing of an elephant in Africa was a PR ploy.

The domain hosting company is stirring the pot again.

This week, the media discovered a video of GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons killing an elephant during an African vacation, while villagers—wearing orange GoDaddy hats—stripped the flesh off the animal.

It’s gruesome.

Parsons told myFoxPhoenix on Tuesday:

“I kind of figured that this might happen. So be it, I’m not ashamed of what I did. All these people that are complaining that this shouldn’t happen, that these people who are starving to death otherwise shouldn’t eat these elephants, you probably see them driving through at McDonald’s or cutting a steak. These people [Zimbabwe villagers] don’t have that option.”

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