by Amanda Just
Categories: Animals, Causes, Entertainment, Film/TV
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Director Kevin Smith is best known for his hilarious films, such as “Clerks” and “Mallrats,” but the man who is so skilled at serving up comedy with a big side of raunch showed his softer, more serious side on Twitter recently. After watching the documentary, “Blackfish,” Smith shared his thoughts about the film.

When Smith first tuned in to the film, he wrote, “Finally watching @BlackFishMovie. Holy. S**t. This is depressing. I’m never going to a zoo or aquarium again.”

The film clearly stuck with the director, who took to the Twittersphere again the next day, writing:

“15 hrs since watching @BlackFishMovie and the mother orca screaming for her child still haunts me. Please, @SeaWorld: time to #EmptyTheTanks.”

The Blackfish Effect plows on!

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+SeaWorld Loses Trisha Yearwood to ‘Blackfish’ Influence

Photo credit: Helga Esteb /

About Amanda Just

Amanda Just is a longtime vegan who loves to promote compassionate living in fun, creative ways. As a writer, she has contributed to This Dish Is Veg,, and many other blogs, websites, and newsletters. As an activist, she champions many causes, from veganism and animal rights to environmental protection and human rights. Amanda resides in Tampa Bay, Florida.

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  • Joanna

    Plain and simple truth. I’m glad Kevin Smith shared this with his many, many followers!

  • Sam Wallace

    one of amazing thing about the blackfish controversy is the width of groups its managed to influence,from conservatives to liberals,free market lovers to the peta crew,hollywood actors to soccer moms.all of us so different but together for this!
    for me this is a great thing

  • Shelley Petlansky Watkins

    Good for him! $eaWorld, zoos, aquariums, rodeos, horse races, dog races, circuses are all prisons and labor camps where animals are denied everything that is natural to them and many are abused. I’m so glad to see people’s eyes being opened to the sad reality and not supporting cruelty anymore.

  • ashley

    Reason # Whatever why Kevin Smith rules. The thing haunting me, when they jerked the whale off. Beastiality and prostitution. Also, the Mom’s screams.. they are ringing through my ears,

    • Karl Malloy

      Like you never jerked off an orca. That’s not what I hear, ashley…

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  • Karl Malloy

    Good for him, but I think the rest of the world is still haunted by what we had to endure in “Mallrats”.