Reaction to GoDaddy CEO Bob Parson’s viral video

 

Courtesy : Alexander Klink

GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons has released a controversial video showing him killing an Elephant in Zimbabwe. Since uploading it, the video has gone viral, with a heated debate about its nature and what message it sends out.

It is difficult to understand why someone would seek to make this kind of activity public, knowing that it is an already controversial topic as Elephants are considered to be endangered.

There is a real risk that this particular video sends the wrong message to customers of Godaddy, a major provider of hosting for web services and domain names.

Despite that fact, people using its service should not plainly boycott the company, as those who would be immediately affected are the employees, not the CEO.

This can be compared to the BP crisis when the oil disaster wrecked havoc on the Gulf Coast, and people boycotted BP fuel stations. However, people working at the fuel stations lost revenue, and even closed down, and it had nothing to do with the controversy.

However, there has been widespread condemnation of the release, and it could have implications on the way people perceive the CEO of the company in his own personal life.

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