Orca Protection Is the New Black: Comedic Spot Takes On Tiny Tanks, Forced Masturbation, and Incest at SeaWorld
For Immediate Release:
May 15, 2014
Moira Colley 202-483-7382
Los Angeles – It’s got sex, nudity, and violence, and it’s available to stream this week—but it’s not season two of Orange Is the New Black. Instead, it’s seriesstar Jason Biggs‘ brand-new PETA video, which reveals what might happen if Biggs ever sat down to shoot a SeaWorld commercial.
The video starts off mildly enough as Biggs tries his hardest to film a commercial for the despised amusement park, but it becomes apparent that he simply can’t stomach the party line as he starts to ad-lib: “Maybe [visitors will] get lucky—see one of the trainers get their legs ripped off.” A few dozen takes later, Biggs storms off the “SeaWorld” set and heads to a PETA set, where a drastic wardrobe change and a kiddie pool give viewers an eyeful of what orcas experience in SeaWorld’s tiny tanks.
The new dad has been speaking out against SeaWorld on Twitter ever since he saw the hit documentary Blackfish, which reveals how SeaWorld tears baby orcas away from their mothers and ships them from park to park in order to sell tickets to see “baby Shamu”—something that has Biggs especially livid. The American Pie star also takes issue with the way that orcas—including Tilikum, the subject of Blackfish who has killed three human beings—have their sperm collected and used to impregnate their own daughters and sisters.
Biggs is part of a growing list of celebrities—including Tommy Lee, Bob Barker, Eli Roth, Cloris Leachman, No Doubt’s Tony Kanal, Joan Jett, Alec Baldwin, and Kathy Najimy—who have teamed up with PETA to speak out against SeaWorld’s cruelty to marine mammals.