James Cromwell’s disgraceful self promotion

When an actor gets older, acting gigs seem to be harder to come by. However, even after actors throw in the towel the hunger for the limelight can still continue. Such is the case with actor James Cromwell (of L.A. Confidential fame) who was arrested recently at SeaWorld in San Diego.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Cromwell took it upon himself to lead an animal rights protest against SeaWorld in which he and his fellow human haters interrupted an orca show with Cromwell decrying SeaWorld’s evil act of making orcas and other sea creatures available for people to view and learn about. Thankfully, most of Cromwell’s drivel was drowned out by background music and the trainer carried on with the show despite the interruption.

This isn’t the first time Cromwell has spent time behind bars either. One other time was a couple of years ago when Cromwell refused to pay fines after being convicted of obstructing traffic for a sit-in he and other environmentalists staged at the entrance of the Competitive Power Ventures plant in Wawayanda, New York. His lawyer has requested that Cromwell’s jail time be delayed pending appeal.

During March of 2013, Cromwell was arrested for disorderly conduct for interrupting a University of Wisconsin Board of Regents meeting while protesting cats being used for experiments in the university’s research labs.

SeaWorld spokesman David Koontz belittled the demonstration stating it was nothing more than a PETA publicity stunt. The entertainment park provides very good veterinary care from its staff. By highlighting celebrities, like Cromwell, who conduct environmentalist actions there is the risk they can earn more street cred among other leftists since, to them, there is no such thing as bad publicity.

However, even though actors, like Cromwell, will do anything out of their hunger for the limelight, what they should be remembered for is the causes they gave credence or sanction to. In this case, it is Cromwell giving momentum to causes that seek to ultimately destroy human life (other than his, of course) and rob the less fortunate access to cheap, affordable energy along with needed treatments for diseases and other illness that have been delivered to the public thanks to medical testing on animals.