Major “Celebrity Apprentice” Sponsor Pulls Out Over Trump Sons Hunting ScandalBy: Amanda Crum - March 15, 2012
Donald Trump’s sons are causing him quite a bit of trouble this week with something that happened a year ago.
While on a trip to Africa with the company Hunting Legends, the younger Trumps–Donald Jr. and Eric–posed for numerous photos beside animals they had killed, which included an elephant, crocodile, kudu, civet cat and waterbuck. When the photos were released recently, public outrage over the hunting trip began immediately and spread to all facets of social media, causing Eric and Donald Jr. to issue statements and angry tweets in their defense. Jr. claims that the brothers both grew up hunting with their family and that the meat from their victims didn’t go to waste as it was distributed to members of local villages.
@Cyn90 u think we wasted the meat? It fed a village for a month.
@CiruCougar I am only going after those who go after me first.
@meowmers11 that’s your opinion. I didn’t know u decided what’s justifiable. For me if the meat is eaten its all good.
The reasoning behind their actions doesn’t interest some people, however, including a major sponsor of their father’s show “Celebrity Apprentice” (a reality show on which both brothers appear). Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis says that his ads have already run on this season of “Celebrity Apprentice”, but that doesn’t mean he will support the show with another penny.
The businessman told TMZ today that he is “totally disgusted by the [hunting] pics I have seen and was surprised to see them … Money is spent but wow I’m really shocked.”
Trump Sr. claims that he is against hunting and has never gone himself, and was planning to talk to his sons about their decisions when he got the chance. Perhaps sooner rather than later would have been a good idea.
Image credit: TMZ