Why Bob Parsons Is An Idiot On So Many Fronts

It’s a fact that we human beings can be quite callous to other living creatures, especially other human beings. What is not clear is why this is so.

I’m going to post an article below that clearly outlines the domineering bloodlust of one such human. He’s Bob Parsons, otherwise known as the CEO of successful domain name registrar, GoDaddy.com.

As with so many other cases where we can’t come up with a more amicable solution to a problem, all that we ‘think” is left is to “Kill them all!”

Bob Parsons was not helping a situation as they claim in the video. He was simply satisfying his lust for killing a defenseless living creature. How exactly is he different from the Japanese fishermen slaughtering whales, the African poachers killing wild animals for the black market “bush meat” trade or Michael Vick putting mortally wounded pit bulls to death?

You be the judge, read the article and watch the video. Was that the best that  we as a “superior” mammal can come up with?

GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons may have achieved a new social media equivalent of jumping the shark. Call it “shooting the elephant.”

A video of Parsons shooting an elephant in Zimbabwe made the rounds Thursday, causing the domain registry company to become a Google Hot Topic and the subject of criticism. Leading the charge is PETA, the animal rights group, which has closed its account with GoDaddy and is asking others to follow suit. Parsons, a Vietnam vet known for his brash image, brought on the publicity by posting the video on his blog.

The video shows the damage elephants caused by trampling a farmer’s sorghum field. Parsons and his fellow hunters are shown waiting at night for the elephants to return. Then Parsons shoots and kills one of the elephants. In the next shot, dozens of villagers then come to pick off the elephant’s meat.

Anticipating a backlash, GoDaddy competitor NameCheap.com has already swooped in. The company is running a transfer from GoDaddy to Namecheap.com for .com, .net and .org domains for $4.99 with 20% of the proceeds going to SaveTheElephants.com. For its part, GoDaddy has yet to address the issue on its company blog. Reps from the company could not be reached for comment.

This isn’t the first time GoDaddy has courted controversy. The brand is known for its envelope-pushing Super Bowl ads that feature “GoDaddy Girls” bouncing out of their shirts. One such spot, featuring a retired football player named Lola who becomes a lingerie designer, was punted from the 2010 Super Bowl.


By this one selfish act, this idiot has muddied his name, endangered his company’s future and placed so many jobs at risk at the worst time in recent history. Congratulations Bob.

Bob Parsons, there is only one word to describe you: IDIOT.


We at businessbymouse.com do not normally comment on current affairs such as this article however, we are also animal lovers and thought it necessary to spread the word through our website. If you have a comment about the article or anything else, please leave it below. …And, no, we are not sorry we called Bob Parsons an idiot.

3 thoughts on “Why Bob Parsons Is An Idiot On So Many Fronts

  1. audinx

    Thank you. Elephants are vegetarian animals renowned since the dawn of time for their wisdom and their symbolic representation of Africa and India. Africans are helping all of us destroy the elephant’s habitats and then claiming that we are somehow helping them “control” their wild animal populations. Habitat destruction is criminal, and we who follow the modern European population growth model will have nothing beautiful left of our HUMAN heritage when we kill off these beautiful creatures (lump African lions, whales, buffalo, and Indian tigers in with the mix…) Bob Parson is a backwards, imperialist, condescending chauvinist capitalist who needs to go back where he came from and stop paying his way into an invented heroism.

  2. Jessica

    Agreed. I don’t believe for a second that this guy killed to help those villagers. He smugly watches these desperate people pick over that meat knowing full-well that his vast wealth could have done so much more to help them. He just wanted to kill something huge to show what a
    “badass” he is and helped support a despotic regime that exploits its people and its wildlife. He is an egomaniac and nothing more than a glorified poacher.

  3. Salttram

    Thank you. You just reminded me how I have to double down on my efforts to purge godaddy from every possible facet of my life. They’re still hosting one of my sites. Just their stupid ads makes me embarrassed for my gender and species . . .

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