Friday, Trisha Yearwood cancelled a tour date at SeaWorld after she read hundreds of comments from her fans about the “Blackfish” documentary; she is the sixth musical performer to cancel their tour date at SeaWorld in the last few weeks and she specifically cited the “Blackfish” documentary as the reason. Trisha Yearwood said that she hadn’t seen the documentary herself, but her fans comments were disturbing enough for her to cancel her 2014 performance at SeaWorld, according to CNN.
Not only are band cancelling performances at SeaWorld, but SeaWorld stock has plummeted over the last few months as more people see the documentary. This leaves many wondering if SeaWorld will survive.
“Blackfish” is a documentary that can be seen online and it explains the dangers of capturing and holding a bull orca whale and the dangers imposed on humans and the animals during the process. The trailer for the movie shows how the orca whales are held against their will and by trying to escape, they
See the video to the left about the “Blackfish” documentary.
The “Blackfish” documentary was released in movie theaters on July 26 and as fans see it, they take to Facebook and Twitter to beg their favorite bands not to play there. The following bands have cancelled their scheduled performances in 2014: Trisha Yearwood, REO Speedwagon, the Barenaked Ladies, Willie Nelson, Heart, and Cheap Trick.
The trailer for “Blackfish” is disturbing and it is posed as a psychological thriller; the documentary specifically uses the death of a SeaWorld trainer in 2010 as an example of exactly what happens when things go bad at SeaWorld.
The bull orca whale in the documentary is named Tilikum and has been involved in three deaths in the last 23 years, two were trainers. Tilikum is about 33 years old and weighs 12,300 pounds.
To see the trailer for the “Blackfish” documentary, click here.
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