Odds are not looking good for SeaWorld’s Bands, Brew & BBQ event. Seven bands have backed out and only three are remaining. For those of you keeping track, we kicked off the weekend by announcing band 6 (REO Speedwagon), and today, country singer Martina McBride announced on Facebook that she has cancelled her show at the marine park, making her #7.
“I’ve decided that given all the issues that have been aired recently, the time isn’t right for me to play at Seaworld. I have cancelled my scheduled performance at the Bands, [Brew] & BBQ event in March 2014.”
At the time of this writing, her post has nearly 3,000 “likes” and over 300 “shares,” all within an hour or so of her posting it. While some of the comments on the post are grumbling that McBride is cancelling because of “some one-sided movie,” the majority of the comments are overwhelmingly positive. Some of the more enthusiastic comments read:
“Thank you, Martina McBride! We know that you have wonderful talent, and now…we see your beautiful compassion for captive animals.”
“Thank you so much, Martina! No matter how many people may get their panties in a wad about it…you’re doing the right thing and that’s a very brave choice. I knew I always loved and respected you as an artist. You have a beautiful voice and compassion in your heart. Thank you.”
“Good! Activist or not, I think as a civilized person you can’t support what that place does to animals.”
As a refresher, the following musical acts have cancelled their appearances at SeaWorld’s music fest: Barenaked Ladies, Willie Nelson, Heart, Cheap Trick, Trisha Yearwood, REO Speedwagon, and now, Martina McBride. Who will be next?
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