Major “Celebrity Apprentice” Sponsor Pulls Out Over Trump Sons Hunting Scandal

    March 15, 2012
    Amanda Crum
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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.(image) 2 days ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

@CiruCougar I am only going after those who go after me first.(image) 2 days ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

@meowmers11 that’s your opinion. I didn’t know u decided what’s justifiable. For me if the meat is eaten its all good.(image) 2 days ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

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

  • naturelover

    The Trumps defended their action by saying they are helping the community and they followed the laws. There are no laws in Zimbabwe, if not people won’t be getting tortured and killed. Never mind the environment. This is the truth: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.167464516673765.44178.164043560349194&type=3

    This is politically motivated in Zimbabwe. People deliberately hack of animals legs while they are alive. They want to drive the famers away. These are people fighting for the elephants. It is near impossible to get funds for poaching and this is what the trumps do.

    http://zanupfcrime.com/ – Another reality and by the way vey mild pictures compared to what I have seen. You should take a look at the nice work of a “lawful” country as the trumps so nicely put it.

  • Joan

    It seems to me that the Trumps could find better things to do with their time, money and energy. Their efforts could be utilized in assisting with animal protection in these areas, learning more about cruelty to animals, setting examples for people in animal care. Whether they have been brought up as “outdoorsmen” doesn’t really matter; they could use this knowledge for the betterment of humanity vs. animals, and try to give some good example to the people in these countries.