Being viral is what everybody wants to be, especially for businesses and wanna-be celebrities. People will do even the craziest things just to get famous online. A marine park trainer pulls a stunt possibly to make the park’s videos viral, but it earned her so much more.
The park in question is Sun Asia Ocean World in Dalian in North Eastern China. In one of the videos that featured the park’s attractions, a female trainer was seen putting on bright red lipstick on a beluga whale’s lips.
According to a news report, she did it to make the whale look “prettier.”
The video was released on a popular Chinese social media site “Douyin” just this month and got more than 100,000 views before it was deleted. Judging from the reactions, a lot of people were incensed at what the trainer did to the whale.
The first part of the footage showed the woman being affectionate with the whale.
She played with the creature for a while before she smeared lipstick on the animal’s lips.
PETA was among the groups who criticized the video, saying that the park is trying to turn the whales into “clowns.”
PETA Asia said in an online statement:
“Are the ocean’s smiling angels now clowns?
“A Sun Asia Ocean World trainer is putting lipstick on a beluga whale and posting videos on Douyin.
“Lipstick contains substances harmful to animals.
“What about this beluga’s well-being?”
Sun Asia Ocean World has issued an apology regarding the incident, part of which says:
“Hereby, we express our sincere apology to all the friends who like Sun Asia Ocean World.”
The park cleared that the trainer already left the company last month. They also said that the video was taken in 2017 and uploaded to Dou Yin not by the trainer but by another person.
Kim Jong-un Brought Personal Toilet To Protect His Stools During Sit-Down With Trump
Kim Jong-un took “keeping one’s privacy” to the next level.
Kim Jong-un took “keeping one’s privacy” to the next level. North Korean officials made sure that he will have a safe arrival for his sit-down with President Donald Trump in Singapore for the Trump-Kim summit. To make this possible, they used two decoy airplanes to protect the Supreme Leader's stools. Yes, you read that right.
Bringing his own bodyguards and food supply is definitely nothing out of the ordinary. However, tagging a portable toilet along certainly dropped a lot of jaws. Kim's security team brought the bathroom fixture to Singapore in an effort to “deny determined sewer divers insights into the supreme leader's stools.”
Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump finally met for the Summit.
Fear Grips India As Rare Virus Continues To Claim Lives, May Become Global Epidemic
The disease is suspected to be caused by infected fruit bats.
Several people in southern India have died after they have been infected with a virus that causes flu-like symptoms at first and develops into something more agonizing as the disease progresses. What is more alarming is that, according to health officials, the rare disease may even become a global epidemic if it is not contained.
Emergency measures are being taken in the southwestern state of Kerala in India after almost 50 people have been infected with the Nipah virus. While those infected only experience flu-like symptoms at the onset, the agony aggravates as the symptoms progress to encephalitis, a condition characterized by the swelling of the brain.
Several people in India have already died because of the Nipah virus, which comes with flu-like symptoms that eventually develop to encephalitis.
More Than 220,000 Pounds of Spam Recalled Over Contaminated Cans
Check your SPAM cans now.
Hormel Foods Corporation has announced a recall of over 220,000 pounds of canned products, including the ever popular Spam, due to metal pieces reportedly found inside. Four consumers have complained about the metals found in the canned meats.
The US Department of Agriculture stated that there were reports of "minor oral injuries" but so far no one fell ill or was seriously injured from eating spam and other canned products from the Minnesota-based company. The first report was made to the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) on May 25.