Professional Jackass Steve-O Has Been Sent To Jail For This Protest Stunt
His response on Instagram shows he has no regrets.
Steve-O, from that there tele-box programme Jackass, has been sent to jail for 30 days following the protest against Seaworld that he carried out over the summer. If you were a fan of Jackass back in the day you'll probably know that Steve-O has done all manner of crazy things during his time. Crazy things like snorting wasabi, and stapling his own scrotum to his leg.
But Steve-O isn't just about doing extremely painful stuff to himself, he's also really into animal rights. And this, it's fair to say, is what drove him to protest against the orca whale prison alternatively known as SeaWorld. His protest, if you're not familiar with the story, involved Steve-O taking an inflatable orca with the words "SeaWorld sucks" written on it to the top of a 100ft crane in Hollywood. He also put on an unauthorised firework display (the cheeky scamp).
The Jackass star, as well as serving his jail sentence, has been ordered to pay a fine of $9,000 and has been placed on probation for three years. It would seem though, if his Instagram is anything to go by, that Steve-O is seriously chilled about the situation. He feels that stories such as his will only draw more attention to the captive-orcas' plight which, in turn, will hopefully lead to the eventual shutting down of SeaWorld's amusement parks.