Gretchen Wilson to Animal Activists: ‘Be Nice if This Much Effort Could Go Into Saving Unborn Babies?’

February 12, 2014 - 10:38 AM

(CNSNews.com) -- Country music singer Gretchen Wilson sang at SeaWorld in Orlando, Fla., on Saturday, and she responded to backlash from animal rights activists on Twitter with a Tweet of her own: “Wouldn’t it be nice if this much effort could go into saving unborn babies?”

Famed for her 2004 hit “Redneck Woman,” Gretchen Wilson tweeted before singing at the event: “I did my research … can’t wait to see my FANS on Saturday!”

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There were several angry responses on Twitter, with one person tweeting, “Tell me, how do you do research with your head up your a--?” and another tweet, “Foul odor, That’s the smell of my Gretchen Wilson Cd’s being burned in the fireplace.”

The furor apparently arose because of a documentary movie called “Blackfish” about Tilikum, an Orca whale that killed a trainer at SeaWorld. The movie focuses on the alleged cruelty of keeping whales in captivity.

Due to the controversy that “Blackfish” has caused, several country stars pulled out of the SeaWorld event, including Trace Adkins, Willie Nelson, Trisha Yearwood and Martina McBride.

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Gretchen Wilson was added to the concert’s roster after the other artists backed out; but she wasn’t backing down from the controversy.

She responded to her fans on Twitter on Feb. 8 with this tweet:

“Wouldn’t it be nice if this much effort could go into saving unborn babies?”