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    Posted on 6 Mar 2014

    The Internet Erupts With Outrage Over Bindi Irwin's Partnership With SeaWorld

    The 15-year-old daughter of 'The Crocodile Hunter' Steve Irwin has caused an online storm, announcing a planned partnership with SeaWorld.

    On Thursday morning, Bindi Irwin and her family appeared on Good Morning America, announcing a planned partnership with SeaWorld.

    Bindi was happy to explain her decision: "I'm so excited to be carrying on in Dad's footsteps and making sure that everything he worked so hard for continues for the generations to come."

    Australia Zoo / Via Twitter: @BindiIrwin

    The move from the Irwin family has been met with hostility across the internet, with the recent anti-SeaWorld documentary Blackfish still fresh in the public's mind.

    Such a SHAME to see this child pushed toward supporting captivity. We have to remember, while she is very... http://t.co/Myrjro6hy2

    Stephanie Wireman@ssam1770

    Such a SHAME to see this child pushed toward supporting captivity.

    We have to remember, while she is very... http://t.co/Myrjro6hy2

    03:24 AM - 7 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    @BindiIrwin SHAME ON YOU FOR TAKING BLOOD MONEY FROM #SEAWORLD & BEING YOUTH AMBASSADOR! WATCH #Blackfish KID! http://t.co/0S6b6SVyQ0

    Paige Nelson@dolphinpaige

    @BindiIrwin SHAME ON YOU FOR TAKING BLOOD MONEY FROM #SEAWORLD & BEING YOUTH AMBASSADOR! WATCH #Blackfish KID! http://t.co/0S6b6SVyQ0

    01:38 AM - 7 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    How much do you think #SeaWorld had to pay Bindi Irwin to try to fix their image? #Notworking

    Amanda Holliday@modernation

    How much do you think #SeaWorld had to pay Bindi Irwin to try to fix their image? #Notworking

    02:56 AM - 7 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    @BindiIrwin U know @SeaShepherd named a vessel after Steve Irwin to combat orgs like @SeaWorld! Pls reconsider. @QuadFins4Fun @TheMiddleWay

    Suze-Loves-SSCS@SSCSLover

    @BindiIrwin U know @SeaShepherd named a vessel after Steve Irwin to combat orgs like @SeaWorld! Pls reconsider. @QuadFins4Fun @TheMiddleWay

    09:35 AM - 7 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Animal Rights Organisation PETA were quick to release a statement:

    Irwin's partnership is based around a new initiative called Generation Nature, "which is all about encouraging kids to get involved and become game changers for wildlife and wild places."

    abcnews

    The online community were not as encouraged...

    . @BindiIrwin: self proclaimed "Wildlife Warrior" who just turned all real wildlife warriors against her with one $eaWorld contract. Sad.

    Leilani Munter@LeilaniMunter

    . @BindiIrwin: self proclaimed "Wildlife Warrior" who just turned all real wildlife warriors against her with one $eaWorld contract. Sad.

    07:47 AM - 7 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Bindi Irwin teaming up with Seaworld? Wow your dad is rolling over in his grave #freetilikum @JStewwww

    Liz Carbone@lizspeaking

    Bindi Irwin teaming up with Seaworld? Wow your dad is rolling over in his grave #freetilikum @JStewwww

    09:34 AM - 7 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    While there is sure to be further backlash, some have chosen to take the lighter side of Irwin's recent time in the spotlight.

    I still cannot believe bindi irwin is a 9/11 truther

    Dan Nolan@dannolan

    I still cannot believe bindi irwin is a 9/11 truther

    07:51 AM - 7 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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