'Blackfish' Fallout Not Only Factor In SeaWorld CEO Ousting
The media was quick to assign fallout from "Blackfish" as the reason SeaWorld's CEO is stepping down, but there's more to it than that.By Ben Lawson | December 12, 2014
SeaWorld's CEO Jim Atchison is stepping down, and many reports are pointing to the same speculated cause.
"Fallout today from last year's critically acclaimed documentary 'Blackfish' about the alleged mistreatment of orcas at SeaWorld parks ... now the CEO of SeaWorld for the last five years, Jim Atchison, has announced he is resigning," MSNBC's Tamron Hall reported.
When the documentary was released in July 2013, it kicked up quite a stir about how SeaWorld's orcas are treated in captivity, and many said it led to a shift in public opinion about the theme park.