Even though James Cromwell was only in 1 season of American Horror Story, his portrayal of the Nazi war criminal Dr. Arden in Asylum (Season 2) earned him a spot as one of the show’s premiere villains. More recently, however, Cromwell has been in the news for his participation and subsequent imprisonment for his participation in an anti-fracking protest last December. Cromwell only just completed his 7-day sentence, but we’re already getting word that the thespian-turned-activist may be headed back to the clink.
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His nemesis this time in SeaWorld in San Diego; Cromwell led a protest organized by PETA that crashed the Orca Encounter show yesterday afternoon. The protesters shut down the show-in-progress by swarming the arena sporting “SeaWorld Sucks” t-shirts and chanting through disruptive megaphones. SeaWorld has, of course, been the target of many such protests since the captivity of killer whales was exposed in the 2013 documentary Blackfish.
HAPPENING NOW: Actor & activist James Cromwell is taking over #SeaWorld's new "Orca Encounter" show in San Diego to expose the sad reality of life for orcas trapped there. #BoycottSeaWorldDay
由 PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) 发布于 2017年7月24日
“Orcas deserve a full life in the ocean, not a life sentence of swimming endless circles until they drop dead from disease,” Cromwell said in a statement. “My friends at PETA and I want SeaWorld to move these intelligent animals to seaside sanctuaries without delay.”
We’ll keep you posted on Cromwell’s environmentally conscious activities as they continue. Stay tuned! In the meantime, check out the trailer for American Horror Story: Cult, premiering September 5th on FX.
Cast members for AHS: Cult confirmed so far are Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Billie Lourd, Leslie Grossman, Adina Porter, Cheyenne Jackson, Billy Eichner, Colton Haynes, Alison Pill, John Carroll Lynch, Lena Dunham, Frances Conroy, and Mare Winningham.