Harry Styles has found a new fan in PETA after telling concertgoers at a recent performance not to visit SeaWorld.
During One Direction’s concert Thursday in San Diego, Styles spoke directly to his fans from the stage. “Does anybody like dolphins?” he asked, as seen in a video shared by Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams. After the crowd roared in response, he added, “Don’t go to SeaWorld.”
PETA called out Styles’ comments its website, and says the group is sending him a “SeaWorld Kills” shirt and a box of vegan, dolphin-shaped chocolates to show its appreciation.
SeaWorld, meanwhile, reacted to Styles’ comments by inviting him to visit and see what the park is really about.
“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 dolphins in the wild,” SeaWorld said in an open letter to Styles posted on its website. “We invite you to see for yourself, and then decide based on facts. We are happy to open our doors, take you behind the scenes, and have our trainers and vets answer any questions you have.”