Oh good grief, and Baldwin wonders why he was fired.
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In the classic 1947 film Miracle on 34th Street, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is featured and celebrated — even introducing us to the movie’s most cherished character, Kris Kringle. But, its prominence wasn’t limited to the silver screen — the parade became an American institution. Fast forward to today’s politically correct environment. The same parade steeped in years of tradition is now also steeped in controversy.
Animal activists plan to line the route of Thursday’s parade to protest a SeaWorld float after accusations in a new documentary called “Blackfish” that the theme parks treat whales badly. The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), or, as my dad likes to call them, “People Eating Tasty Animals,” claims it has sent Macy’s more than 80,000 emails from animal lovers demanding that the store remove the float.
Among the balloon bashers will be Alec Baldwin and his wife, Hilaria. Last week, they wrote a letter to Macy’s CEO Terry J. Lundgren imploring him to ban SeaWorld from the parade.