Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Scuzzbuckets of the week

Too rich for his own good, GoDaddy's founder Bob Parsons is the lowest of low.

Parsons recently posted a video of his trip to Zimbabwe, where he shot an elephant.

I didn't watch the video at this link due to the description from the post as follows:

We all shoot vacation videos, but most of us choose to keep them to ourselves—or, at worst, share them with our Facebook friends. Bob Parsons—the CEO of the Internet hosting firm, which you will know from its lame Super Bowl ads and absolutely nothing else—likes bigger exposure. Parsons recently posted a video of his trip to Zimbabwe, where he shot an elephant. See below:

Now, there are so many things wrong with this video that it's hard to know where to start. First off: is it really appropriate to score a scene of hungry villagers in Zimbabwe tearing apart a dead elephant to the tunes of AC/DC's "Hells Bells"? And I can't be the only one who found it creepy that Parsons had outfitted nearly everyone in the area with bright orange GoDaddy baseball caps. Not to mention the fact that this is all taking place in Zimbabwe, a broken country oppressed by the tyrannical Robert Mugabe, where 64% of the population lives under the poverty line and nearly 100% live in fear. This is one step up from taking spring break in North Korea.

He thinks that because he has the bucks made by foolish people spending moneyh on his product that he has the right to destroy an animal in its own habitat?

Again, from the above link Parsons defended himself on his blog, arguing that his target was a "problem elephant" that had been destroying the crops of a nearby village:

I stand by my decision to help African villagers. I believe elephant management is beneficial. I have the support of the people who really matter in this situation, the families of Zimbabwe -- people who need help to survive. I have the support of tribal leaders and the government.

If you'd like to see how professional "bobby boy" is visit his grown up blog


1 comment:

Israel Travel said...

I think it's very immoral to get an elephant alleged as a "problem" and then shooting it to death. That was a just piece of animal in his own nature. Bob may have regarded his vacation as to help the villagers, but that was a total fantasy cover.
Way to go Parsons! You're a HUNTER. Just TERRIBLE and SHAME ON YOU.