Skip to Main Content

‘Octoprop’ Earns Blink 182’s Mark Hoppus Props From peta2

Written by PETA | April 28, 2009

The following is a guest post from peta2’s Shan.

If you don’t already track Blink 182’s Mark Hoppus’ every move through his Twitter page, allow me to fill you in on something awesome that one of our Blink-loving staff members spotted last week:




Ask and ye shall receive, Mark!

Mark made the compassionate choice to use a plastic prop rather than a real octopus for his photo shoot, so peta2 is giving him a Compassionate Citizen Award. He’ll also receive a framed certificate and a card signed by peta2 staffers.

Octopuses are intelligent and sensitive animals who have been observed communicating with each other. They’re able to grasp objects with their tentacles just like we can with our hands, and some have even been taught to unscrew jar lids in order to retrieve food inside.

Here’s to Mark for showing that “all the small things” deserve compassion and respect!

Written by Shan Philips

Commenting is closed.
  • Jesse says:

    Update: Mark is now vegan 🙂 amazing

  • Declan says:

    He’s getting recognition because he jokingly asked. Ask and you will receive right? Every little bit helps

  • Jess says:

    Wow just because mark isn’t a veggie doesn’t mean he shouldn’t be given any credit for this. You don’t know if he doesn’t care about animals and you sir are making veggies look bad this moment.

  • Jadey Alex says:

    two thumbs up for Mark!

  • Dawn says:

    Positivity is a good thing. Sometimes people need to start with baby steps. Not everyone is going to go veg and cruelty free overnight. Every journey starts with one step o Perhaps if Hoppus and fellow celebrities like him get positive attention from good humane choices they will continue to make those same kind of choices again and again.

  • Christina says:

    Maybe if this catches more people will use props instead of actual animals this type of award should be encouraged!

  • Jamie Rivet says:

    It was the right thing for him to do and when people do the right thing we should applaud that even if he is not veggie. I just can’t believe that an octopus would be allowed to die for a photo shoot. Isn’t that illegal?

  • Amanda J says:

    Hey! I think that’s great! Every little bit helps! It was by the help of baby steps that PETA came to be how it is today. I say give him an award! Why not?!

  • Brien Comerford says:

    He’s got a long way to go before he’s in the same humane league as McCartney Hynde Scholz Jett Morrissey and Moby.

  • Pepsi One is Fun says:

    nadine Heck he is even supporting the lost to CGI art of accutally making props for films. So give that man two awards.

  • nadine says:

    actually it doesnt matter if hes a vegetarian or not he still saved a least 1 animals life by paying $1000 bucks. so u guys dont know wat ur talking about

  • Aneliese says:

    I don’t think he deserves an award either.

  • Ryan says:

    This award is ridiculous. Mark Hoppus is not a vegetarian and doesn’t care about animals. He probably only got a prop octopus because he didn’t know where to find a real one. “Awards” should be saved for real champions of animals not DBags who don’t give a crap. Otherwise “awards” are meaningless.