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Trisha Yearwood

Pulls Out Of SeaWorld Gig

12/12/2013 10:19 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Trisha Yearwood is the latest musical act to bail on a big music event at SeaWorld in Orlando -- and we're told it's all over the alleged shocking mistreatment of the park's killer whales.

Trisha follows the exits of Willie Nelson, Barenaked Ladies and Heart, all of whom pulled out because of revelations about whale abuse exposed in the CNN documentary, "Blackfish."

As for why Trisha bailed from February's event -- Bands, Brew and BBQ -- it's a little confusing.  Our Trisha sources say the singer hasn't seen "Blackfish," but she's heard all the fuss and that's enough for her.

And that's enough for us too.


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and what do you suppose will happen to the animals and the animals helped by SeaWorld? You've seen only one very biased side of the argument. Because of SeaWorld we understand the capacity of orcas and dolphins. Just visiting the Blackfish website I saw so many gross misconceptions or exaggeration and people eat up whatever they see on the television.

313 days ago


Hypocrite is right. Ever watched her cooking how ? Lots of cow, pig, ducks etc... What's the difference ?

311 days ago

Priscilla Good    

This world would be a better place if we were kinder to animals and humans. And not be so criticle of others.

311 days ago

Priscilla Good    

Why can't people see the good in people , instead of always thinking the worse. I truly believe she does not support such cruelty. Way to go Trisha!

311 days ago


Love you Trisha. Thank you and all the others who have pulled out of performing at Sea worlds.

311 days ago


growing up i loved shamu and probably saw the late trainer and the whale that killed her. i have been there so many times not knowing the truth behind it all. sea world does take care of their animals but how they got there is a whole different story.

311 days ago

Duke Steele    

Mmmmm...whale. Tasty

309 days ago


She pulled out of her Sea World gig because of the lies she heard about in Blackfish yet she is still booked to play at a couple of rodeos which does ALOT more harm and cruelty to animals than Sea World has or will ever do. Educate yourself people not everything you see or hear on CNN is factual!

309 days ago


Proud to be a fan.

308 days ago
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