Martina McBride Drops Out of SeaWorld Gig, Cites ‘Issues’

First, it was Willie  Nelson. Then it was Trisha  Yearwood. Now, Martina McBride is  dropping out of her planned appearance at SeaWorld following a rash of bad  publicity surrounding the marine mammal theme park as a result of the  documentary ‘Blackfish.’

The doc chronicles life in captivity for Tilikum, the whale that killed its  trainer a few years ago. The film, which found its way to theaters and aired on  CNN, suggests that a captive life contributed to the majestic beast’s  aggression. ‘Blackfish’ also alleges that SeaWorld covers up telling events,  which furthers the problem.

Nelson was the first country singer to back out of a show, saying that what  the park does “is not OK,” while Yearwood also chose to cancel because of the  increasing bad press. Now, McBride is bailing.

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Article by: Amy Sciarretto, Taste of Country

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