GoDaddy has been busting the boundaries of good taste with its advertising for years. This year, CEO Bob Parsons went a step further by adding animal cruelty to the list of offenses. But none of that has compared to the backlash against the company over its support for Stop Online Piracy Act.
The two sides of SOPA have been going at it since October, with tech companies like Google, Facebook, and Twitter staunchly against it and entertainment companies among the biggest supporters. CNET has got an FAQ on the issue and we’ve covered the outreach from both sides here.
GoDaddy had been on the list of SOPA supporters before it released this statement saying it changed its mind. GoDaddy supported SOPA? That is something people simply will not allow.