(CNSNews.com) -- Country music singer Gretchen Wilson sang at SeaWorld in Orlando, Fla., on Saturday, and she responded to backlash from animal rights activists on Twitter with a Tweet of her own: “Wouldn’t it be nice if this much effort could go into saving unborn babies?”
Famed for her 2004 hit “Redneck Woman,” Gretchen Wilson tweeted before singing at the event: “I did my research … can’t wait to see my FANS on Saturday!”
There were several angry responses on Twitter, with one person tweeting, “Tell me, how do you do research with your head up your a--?” and another tweet, “Foul odor, That’s the smell of my Gretchen Wilson Cd’s being burned in the fireplace.”
The furor apparently arose because of a documentary movie called “Blackfish” about Tilikum, an Orca whale that killed a trainer at SeaWorld. The movie focuses on the alleged cruelty of keeping whales in captivity.
Gretchen Wilson was added to the concert’s roster after the other artists backed out; but she wasn’t backing down from the controversy.
She responded to her fans on Twitter on Feb. 8 with this tweet:
“Wouldn’t it be nice if this much effort could go into saving unborn babies?”