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Bindi Irwin

Handler Whales on Photog

For Asking About SeaWorld

3/8/2014 12:33 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Bindi Irwin -- the newly-minted spokesperson/tool for SeaWorld ... will gladly talk about Australian mammals, but dare to even dance around the subject of whales and you'll get shut down.

Bindi and her mom were cruising through Rockefeller Plaza in NYC when our photog asked the 15-year-old about her favorite animal.  She was all chatty until our guy switched gears and asked her if she was an animal expert ... and that's all she wrote.

The handler swooped in and shut things down, because it was clearly headed in a "Blackfish" direction.

Shame on SeaWorld ... it's so transparent -- hiding behind a teenager to do their dirty work.

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46.

Buster    

No, shame on you for picking on a 15 year old.

163 days ago
47.

Maria    

I have lost a lot of my respect for Bindi Irwin. I had thought she was so sweet and devoted to animal welfare and keeping our planet green for all of us. Wow, hasn't she seen Blackfish? Did she see it and not care?!

163 days ago
48.

Razzy    

She was a cute little girl and has grown into an attractive teenager. She looks a lot like her Dad in the face. But I think that is all they have in common. Her dad is no doubt rolling over in his grave that his little daughter has sold out to Seaworld. Seems like Bindi loves money than the wildlife.

163 days ago
49.

Winston    

The media is pretty transparent too.

163 days ago
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