All signs point to yes.
Back in July, Harry Styles was on tour with One Direction, and during their San Diego show, he let out a quick quip against SeaWorld – alluding to the animal abuse allegations that were raised in the documentary Blackfish.
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At one point in the middle of the concert, Harry addressed the audience:
"Does anybody like dolphins? Don't go to Sea World!"
That's a pretty direct jab, and it turns out Harry Styles is a pretty powerful person on the internet.
Financial analysts recently released a report about SeaWorld's perception, and according to the numbers, their "online net sentiment" — AKA the amount of positive online comments compared to negative online comments — had dropped by 26% after July.
The ratio of positive comments to negative ones was recorded to be -68% — which is definitely not good for SeaWorld. And, just to hammer home how much of an influence Harry has on the online community, the park's mentions skyrocketed by 400% after July.
Personally thank Harry Styles for that, SW. Not for the bad publicity, FOR THE BUZZ! LOLz!
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