Jared Fogle, “the Subway Guy,” as many know him, is currently under FBI investigation. The FBI searched his home on Tuesday to search for any involvement in a child pornography case. According to a CNN article entitled “Authorities search long time Subway pitchman Jared Fogle’s home,” the executive director of the Jared Foundation was arrested two months prior, regarding a child pornography case.
Due to this search and Fogle’s unknown, but possible, participation in child pornography, the public has taken to social media to voice their surprise.
Ah, what a lovely morning. Oh, "Jared Fogle" is trending. Isn't he the Subway guy? Guess I'll click and see what's going onOOOH MY GOD.
— Iron Spike (@Iron_Spike) July 7, 2015
What a week: First Bill Cosby and now Jared Fogle. I really hope Betty White doesn't have any skeletons that we find out about. #Really
— Chris Copacino (@chriscopa) July 7, 2015
Despite the fact that Fogle has not been convicted or charged with anything, people have already begun to assume his part in the case.
Here's the rest of every Jared's life: "Jared? Like, the guy from Subway who's into kids?" or "He went to Jared!"
— Jared Freid (@jtrain56) July 7, 2015
First Bill Cosby and now Subway Jared. Suddenly this guy has become the least creepy food spokesperson pic.twitter.com/VHVZaej2Ib
— ChaPixel MortdeBlart (@joeftak) July 7, 2015
However, some appear to be be unsurprised by the search.
I always thought Jared the @subway guy was a little creepy.
— Tony Gee (@theTonyGee) July 7, 2015
Due to the investigation, Subway has cut its ties with Fogle for the present time. Despite that, Fogle’s nickname may not prevent the association between Subway and Fogle.
Subway & Jared Fogle have agreed to suspend their relationship due to the current investigation. Jared is cooperating with authorities.
— SUBWAY® (@SUBWAY) July 7, 2015
Subway lost. The guy's full name is literally "Jared from Subway."
— PJ (@pjhoody) July 7, 2015
"Maybe basing our marketing strategy on some rando who eats a lot of sandwiches was a bad idea." -Every Subway Exec http://t.co/3mfmK5OOKz
— Ian Millhiser (@imillhiser) July 7, 2015
According to the CNN article and the tweet from Subway, Fogle has been cooperating with the investigation, though whatever the truth is regarding Fogle’s actions, it has not yet been made public.