We’ve been watching performers cancel their gigs at SeaWorld Orlando for months now. Many of them have been vocal about their opposition to the treatment and confinement of SeaWorld’s animals, some of them gave a nod to the documentary, “Blackfish,” and some just admitted that they want nothing to do with the controversy surrounding the marine park. Despite all the information out there, one singer performed at SeaWorld’s ill-fated Bands, Brew & BBQ event with much enthusiasm: country singer, Gretchen Wilson, known for her song, “Redneck Woman.” But her announcement on Twitter of her decision to perform at the event may have you scratching her head.
I did my research…can’t wait to see my FANS on Saturday!
— Gretchen Wilson (@gw27) February 7, 2014
“Research”?! What research? Her sleuthing clearly did not include watching “Blackfish,” reading countless expose’s on SeaWorld’s mistreatment of animals, or talking to anyone other than a SeaWorld employee (probably the one who signs the checks). Naturally, Wilson’s confusing tweet stirred up a lot of reactions from Twitter followers. Some of those reactions include:
“If you would have done your “research” you would not be playing Seaworld. Period.”
“RESEARCH???? Really? And just what research have you done? Researched your bank account & sold your integrity to SeaWorld! #Blackfish”
And Wilson’s diplomatic response to all the hubbub?
Wouldn’t it be nice if this much effort could go into saving unborn babies?
— Gretchen Wilson (@gw27) February 9, 2014
It’s one of those things you hear where the only response can be, “Really? REALLY?”
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