Subway finally removed kids’ game Jared’s Pants Dance from site after child porn allegations

Jared's Pants Dance game icons

It took them long enough.

Subway removed a video game for children from its web site following the news that a former celebrity spokesperson will plead guilty to child porn charges.

Jared Fogle, “the Subway guy,” will admit to possession of child pornography and to crossing state lines to pay for sex with minors, according to a plea deal. 

In the early ’00s, Fogle appeared in commercials for Subway, touting how he lost over 200 lbs by eating their sandwiches. At some point, the fast food chain also created a children’s video game called “Jared’s Pants Dance” on its web site, Subway Kids.

When it was playable, “Jared’s Pants Dance” would maneuver a pair of pants—meant to be Fogle’s pre-diet fat pants—around a screen in order to catch food items as they fell from above.  It was available for download until this afternoon. 

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Under his plea deal, Fogle will pay a restitution of $100,000 each to 14 minor victims who were depicted in child pornography images or with whom he engaged in unlawful sexual acts. He faces five to 12 1/2 years in prison, according to the New York Times.

Subway suspended its relationship with Fogle in July after investigators raided his Indiana home in relation to the current charges. Yesterday, the chain made their present relationship with Fogle abundantly clear via Twitter:

 Subway has since replaced “Jared’s Pants Dance” with a matching game based on Disney’s Inside Out.

Photo via Subway | Remix by Jason Reed

Dylan Love

Dylan Love

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