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Bindi Irwin supports SeaWorld, angers fans


Bindi Irwin supports SeaWorld, angers fans

By Julianne Cassidy. CREATED Mar 9, 2014

Has Bindi Irwin, teen daughter of famed "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin, viewed the documentary "Blackfish" yet? Everyone online wants to know.

"Blackfish" debuted at Sundance 2013, exposing what the film claims is the truth behind SeaWorld and its orca captivity. Now, a year later, Irwin, 15, has confirmed that she is teaming up with SeaWorld for a project called "Generation Nature." 

According to Hollywood Life, "She explained the initiative as being 'all about encouraging kids to get involved and be game-changers for wildlife in wild places.'” Irwin is following in her late father's footsteps as a wildlife warrior, but the public is questioning her stance on the alleged horrible whale training practices shown in "Blackfish" and her morals going forward.

SeaWorld supported Irwin's enthusiasm stating "how excited they were to have Bindi help 'encourage kids to take part in helping to save wildlife,'” further reports Hollywood Life.

Irwin has not yet acknowledged the digital backlash she's received.

Julianne Cassidy

Julianne Cassidy

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A city girl gone country, Julianne Cassidy is a newly Nashville-based entertainment journalist from Philadelphia.