"When I was a little girl, I did a commercial for SeaWorld, and even then, I knew there wasn't something right," Thorne told PETA, with whom she's collaborating on a new Boycott SeaWorld campaign photographed by Brian Bowen Smith, in an interview published Monday. "Fuck the people that are always abusing animals!" Specifically, she added, "Fuck SeaWorld!"
Tuesday is #BoycottSeaWorldDay, a call to action to give SeaWorld the proverbial finger. For Thorne's campaign, creative-directed by Nimrod Shapira, the actress/singer is photographed with a chained whale fin and the tagline "break the chains, boycott SeaWorld."
"I think, definitely, a way to help would be boycotting SeaWorld, protesting SeaWorld," Thorne said. "Don't be afraid to show up with your signs and make your point." Up top, watch Thorne give a tour of her animal-friendly residence and call for a widely available vegan drive-thru restaurant.
Last week, we learned that Ride—starring Thorne, Will Brill, and Jessie T. Usher—had been picked up by RLJE Films and Urban Movie Channel. The premise, per Variety, revolves around a Los Angeles-based rideshare driver (Usher), a passenger (Thorne), and a "manipulative" third party (Brill) who flip their routine night into the fight of their lives. The film is set to be released this fall, both theatrically and via VOD services.