Morrissey Tells San Diego: ‘SeaWorld Sucks’

Published by Michelle Kretzer.

How do you like to celebrate your birthday? How ’bout rockin’ out and helping animals? That’s what birthday boy Morrissey did: When his vegan tour stopped in San Diego, SeaWorld’s hometown, on May 22, the longtime animal advocate gave all of his bandmates PETA’s “SeaWorld Sucks” T-shirts to wear onstage.

Joe Scarnici/FilmMagic

Joe Scarnici/FilmMagic

Any SeaWorld folks who were in the audience should have ducked their heads if Moz played “You Should Have Been Nice to Me” or “Shame Is the Name.” What else did they expect from the guy who never misses an opportunity to speak up for animals?

Rock out for orcas with your own “SeaWorld Sucks” tee.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

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