Simon Cowell: Dolphin Show Will Not Appear on The X Factor
Simon Cowell has personally stepped in to make sure a captive dolphin show scene doesn’t make it into Saturday’s episode of ‘The X Factor UK’.
After a preview for this week’s show aired on televisions across the United Kingdom showing the boys group diving with captive dolphins, a petition was started against it. Cowell, who stars in and produces the show, got a slew of tweets about it too.
“Reading your tweets. I had no idea Xtra Factor producers filmed with dolphins. This will NOT be showed on Saturday,” announced Cowell on Tuesday on his Twitter account. ”I think you all know my view on cruelty to animals so thank you all for your concern.”
Cowell, who has two rescue dogs and recently donated $40,000 to a shelter that burned down overnight, is definitely an animal lover so it’s no surprise he stood with the animal rights petitioners.
Asking the producers to cut the scenes so they wouldn’t encourage viewers to support captive dolphin shows, the online petition gathered over 8,000 signatures in one day.
“I have just been informed that Simon Cowell has heard our collective voices and has had the slot involving captive dolphins removed from the X Factor show this weekend!!,” celebrated Donna Iliffe-Pollard, the starter of the petition on Tuesday. “Perhaps you could continue what we all started here together and raise much needed awareness for the brutal annual slaughters happening right now in Taiji, Japan.”
When animal lovers unite, they sure have some amazing power!
Photo Credit: Shutterstock