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People: Barenaked Ladies cancel SeaWorld show

Canadian rockers Barenaked Ladies have announced on their Facebook page that they have canceled a February concert at SeaWorld Orlando because of the controversy over the documentary “Blackfish,” which is critical of the park’s killer-whale shows.

“This is a complicated issue, and we don’t claim to understand all of it, but we don’t feel comfortable proceeding with the gig at this time,” read the band’s post late Wednesday. “The SeaWorld folks have been gracious, and extended us invitations to the park to learn more about what they do, and how they do it.”

The band, best known for wry lyrics and fun hits such as “One Week” and “If I Had a Million Dollars,” were scheduled to play Feb. 15 during SeaWorld’s Bands, Brew & BBQ festival.

The documentary film “Blackfish” chronicles the capture and captivity of Tilikum, a 6-ton orca that performed at the Orlando marine park until Feb. 24, 2010, when it pulled veteran trainer Dawn Brancheau into a tank and killed her.

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