SeaWorld sees decline after Harry Styles boycott

The singer urged fans at a California concert to not attend the theme park, and analysts say it caused the brand’s online sentiment and revenue to drop. 

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The answer is yes—just ask SeaWorld.

“Does anyone like dolphins?” boy bander Harry Styles asked during a concert in California on July 9. “Don’t go to SeaWorld.”

Just like that, Styles essentially undid much of the damage control that SeaWorld has been doing since “Blackfish” came out. The documentary essentially confirmed common sense, in telling viewers that whales shouldn’t live in swimming pools.

According to Metro, SeaWorld immediately responded to Styles with the following open letter:

Dear Harry, we’ve seen a concert clip of you urging your fans not to visit SeaWorld. We want you to know we love dolphins too. We care for the animals in our parks like we would our own family.

We are committed to making sure their lives are enriching and they are continually engaged socially, mentally and physically. And, we also care for animals in the wild.

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