This Is All Kinds Of Wrong of the Day: GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons visits Zimbabwe each year to hunt so-called “problem elephants.” “It’s one of the most beneficial and rewarding things I do,” he writes.
Not surprisingly, some people have a problem with Parsons’ “philanthropy,” and they’ve taken to Twitter, Facebook, and every other opinion-voicing medium to express their disapproval and disgust. “What the f*ck is wrong with you?,” filmmaker Eli Roth tweeted. “It’s sick f*cks like you that make me think Hostel could really happen.”
Others have taken more direct action: PETA named Parsons’ the Scummiest CEO of the Year, while rival domain registrar Namecheap announced a special reduced transfer fee of $4.99, with a $1 from each transfer to be donated to Save The Elephants.
Defending himself against accusations of heartlessness, Parsons wrote, “I have the support of the people who really matter in this situation, the families of Zimbabwe — people who need help to survive.” However, while “problem elephants” are a real thing, Time’s Ecocentric blog points out that shooting them is an extreme last-resort after non-lethal solutions like “chili and tobacco-based deterrents” have failed.
Also, “white man’s burden” is rarely, if ever, a valid excuse for an annual hunting vacation.
See Also: How to cancel your GoDaddy account.
Let me also point out that not only is this guy an asshole, but his company will f you in the butt. I got slapped with a $910 charge for going over my bandwidth with them a few years back. I transferred immediately.
What a scumbag. If GoDaddy had any decency left, they’d fire him immediately.
It only strengthens my decision to change DNS registrars next week.