When Simon Cowell found out that his show, The X-Factor, was going to air an episode that featured captive performing dolphins at a dolphinarium, the executive producer put down his foot.
The well-known animal activist was the target of a petition that gained over 7,000 signatures this week, calling on him to remove the segment from next week’s show. A teaser for the episode showed contestants swimming with the dolphins:
When the petition started gaining steam, Cowell took to Twitter to express his opinion:
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