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'Celebrity Apprentice'

Big Sponsor Pulls Out Over

Little Trumps' Animal Butchery

3/15/2012 1:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Donald Trump
's sons' bloody hunting trip in Africa last year didn't just put a dent in the local wildlife population -- it exterminated a lucrative advertising deal on "Celebrity Apprentice" ... by scaring away a big sponsor.

Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis tells TMZ, the company's TV spots already aired on this season of "Celebrity Apprentice" -- but he insists, "I wouldn't spend another nickel with them."

Marcus adds, "I am totally disgusted by the [hunting] pics I have seen and was surprised to see them ... Money is spent but wow I'm really shocked."

As TMZ previously reported, Donald's sons (Donald Jr. and Eric) went on a hunting safari in Zimbabwe a year ago, killing several animals -- including an elephant, crocodile, kudu, civet cat and waterbuck.

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91.

char    

The Trumps are wealthy enough to find something else to spend their money on for sports and fun instead of killing these beautiful animals. I found the photo's disturbing and senseless. The Trumps have enough money to feed alot of these African people by sending a check each month instead of killing for fun and sport these beautiful animals. Don't believe it was just for the meat to feed people, there's a lot of poaching for tusks,skins,fur and just for photo's to show off the kill just as the Trumps have done.

890 days ago
92.

keepingitreal    

Is this some kind of ritual? The climax is the reward or vice versa. Why else do something like this? Whatever the reason, it's warped.

890 days ago
93.

fred    

It's elephents today and Oprah tommorrow , RUN Oprah ,RUN !

890 days ago
94.

comic con fan    

yes (i was reading the comments)...hit trump where it hurts most...his wallet...do not support any trump endeavor (hotel, golf resort, t v show, casino)also thanks to h b o for cancelling "luck"...any animal death (not natural) is tragic...thanks harvey

890 days ago
95.

John_Dunkel    

Animals and humans are not really different from each other. Each species has a brain, heart, lungs, stomach, intestines, genitals, hair, arms, legs, eyes, nose, mouth, ears, teeth and blood. The only difference is, animals kill because they are hungry. Humans kill because they are bored.

890 days ago
96.

RP    

Waiting the see these D-Bag become the hunted!

890 days ago
97.

bill mann    

I will now boycott camping world. Never much liked them anyways because of their human rights violations.

890 days ago
98.

froggirl    

I am so appalled by this that I had to comment on my companies time. This is beyond discraceful there should be a fine for the elephant parts that this freak is holding up. That was yesterday now I see a frigging moose or whatever it is and these people should be shot to death. This is repugnate.

890 days ago
99.

broncosgodess    

Ironic that it was Camping World that pulled out! lol Well all the hillbilly-hunters that watch and need camping gear will have no clue where to buy it now.

890 days ago
100.

Cujeaux    

Is that Jerry Sandusky I see in the pic with them? If there were justice in the world they would be sharing a cell with him.

890 days ago
101.

broncosgodess    

Never think for one moment that an elephant, or any other exotic animal, wouldn't kill and eat you if it wanted to.
(yes I know elephants do not eat people... js)

890 days ago
102.

Rolm    

Nothing but stupid spoiled useless brat. Leave the wild animals alone they are stressed enough. What a moron

890 days ago
103.

pipa    

so the *******s kill an elephant (an endangered animal) , the most intelligent and fascinating animal who can live more then 50 years,just to take pictures with!!!
f**k theme all,

890 days ago
104.

Laura Burns    

The Trumps...Ugly Americans

890 days ago
105.

OBAMA CLAUS     

Thrill killers are what thrill killers do. We should go on our own safari find out who else in our CELEBRITY WORLD that thinks this 'SPORT" is okay with their fans??? YEAH..attn: you investigative reoorter types.

But our own President gave permission to kill OUR NATIONAL BIRD for feathers and talons by NATIVE AMERICANS for 'RELIGIOUS RITES" BALD EAGLES are no longer safe.

890 days ago
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