text size

Martina McBride Joins Trisha Yearwood in "Blackfish" Seaworld Cancellations

Updated: Monday, December 16 2013, 09:43 AM CST
Stream Fox 17 newscasts LIVE starting with Fox 17 This Morning at 5 am and News at 9 pm.


(CNN) -- Add Martina McBride to the list of musical acts canceling SeaWorld shows because of issues raised in the documentary "Blackfish."


"I've decided that given all the issues that have been aired recently, the time isn't right for me to play at Seaworld," the singer posted on her Facebook page over the weekend. "I have canceled my scheduled performance at the Bands, Blues & BBQ event in March 2014."The announcement makes her at least the seventh to drop out.


A promoter could put together a great concert series with the acts that have canceled SeaWorld shows in the past several weeks, including Trisha Yearwood, Willie Nelson, Cheap Trick, Heart and Barenaked Ladies.


The acts bailed on the Orlando theme park's concert series amid pressure from fans who started online petitions and took to social media.


The fans became upset after watching the documentary "Blackfish," which first aired on CNN in October. The film tells the story of the killing in 2010 of a SeaWorld trainer by an orca. It raises questions about the safety and humaneness of keeping killer whales in captivity.


Follow us on Twitter @wztv_fox17 and LIKE us on Facebook for updates.Martina McBride Joins Trisha Yearwood in "Blackfish" Seaworld Cancellations


Advertise with us!

Related Stories

 

Tonight on FOX 17

5:00PM Judge Judy
5:30PM FOX17 News at 5:30
6:00PM Jeopardy
6:30PM Judge Judy 

7:00PM Hell's Kitchen
8:00PM Redband Society
9:00PM FOX17 News at Nine

Complete Schedule

Advertise with us!