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Subway finally removed kids’ game Jared’s Pants Dance from site after child porn allegations
It took them long enough.
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.
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:
We no longer have a relationship with Jared and have no further comment.
— SUBWAY® (@SUBWAY) August 18, 2015
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 is an editorial consultant and journalist whose reporting interests include emergent technology, digital media, and Russian language and culture. He is a former staff writer for the Daily Dot, and his work has been published by Business Insider, International Business Times, Men's Journal, and the Next Web.