SeaWorld On Defense -- Enlists Barbie For Help
Following the recent surge of boycotts and protests against the park in the wake of the documentary "Blackfish," SeaWorld is publicly pushing its holiday gift list, filled with an assemblage of SeaWorld-themed products -- some of which have already provoked ire on the internet.
PETA had previously slammed Mattel for the Barbie when the toy was unveiled last year, calling on the toy company to sever ties with SeaWorld. Now, others have taken to Twitter to protest the products:
Santa won't bring you Seaworld Barbie honey. Why not Mommy? Bc Santa saw #Blackfish
The SeaWorld press push follows a high-profile backlash of musical performers pulling out of scheduled appearances at SeaWorld. The eight acts are:
Barenaked LadiesWillie NelsonCheap TrickHeartMartina McBrideTrisha Yearwood.38 SpecialREO SpeedwagonJoan Jett also wrote a cease-and-desist letter telling SeaWorld not to use her music in any Shamu performances. The only acts still scheduled to perform at SeaWorld are Scotty McCreery and Justin Moore, but both are targets of petitions to back out.
Barenaked LadiesWillie NelsonCheap TrickHeartMartina McBrideTrisha Yearwood.38 SpecialREO Speedwagon
- Barenaked Ladies
- Willie Nelson
- Cheap Trick
- Martina McBride
- Trisha Yearwood
- .38 Special
- REO Speedwagon