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#BoycottJimmyJohns Trends After Photo Of Owner Next To Dead Elephant Resurfaces


#BoycottJimmyJohns Trends After Photo Of Owner Next To Dead Elephant Resurfaces

The hashtag #BoycottJimmyJohns trended on Friday with calls for a nationwide boycott of the fast-food sandwich restaurant after a photo of the owner flashing a thumbs-up with an elephant he killed resurfaced.

Twitter personality “Brother Nature” appears to have sparked the viral hashtag with a Friday tweet, in which he wrote: “We boycotting Jimmy Johns [sic].”

Newsweek confirmed that the man seen in the photo is, in fact, Jimmy John Liautaud, the founder of the American franchised fast-food restaurant chain.

Twitter users also shared additional images of Liautaud posing with dead animals he apparently shot for sport.

“The owner of Jimmy Johns is a repeat offender,” activist Simran Jeet Singh tweeted. “Feel free to stop buying his sandwiches and funding his inhumane exploits.”

Journalist Yashar Ali tweeted on Friday: “Few times a year this pic of the founder of Jimmy Johns [sic] goes viral. It almost always starts trending and everyone is shocked! Tons of retweets! But this pic is from years ago and meanwhile [elephants] are facing a real crisis & when people tweet about that, it gets little attention.”

He continued, “To be clear, I am asking people to move on from this! Seriously! Elephants are facing some serious issues and a trophy hunting pic from years ago is the focus.”


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