Looks like the animal rights fringe is in need of a new spokesman. This week former orca trainer and current PETA shill John Hargrove’s well-publicized downward spiral descended even further, as sales of his book Beneath the Surface continue to slide.
Hargrove has been the subject of media scrutiny ever since a video was released that showed him using the n-word several times during a phone call. Despite Hargrove’s attempts to sweep the incident under the rug—and his allies’ attempts to play it down—it is obvious that the video has significantly damaged the public’s perception of him. According to Amazon.com, Hargrove’s book Beneath the Surface has now dropped to #1,499 in book sales rankings.
To get an idea of how low his book sales have fallen, Beneath the Surface is currently below books such as Dork Diaries 8: Tales from a Not-So-Happily Ever After, Adult Coloring Book: Stress Relieving Patterns, and 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse. Worse still, Hargrove’s book also ranks #4,559 in the Kindle Store. This must be saddening news for PETA and other animal rights extremists, who had been banking on Hargrove’s book making a splash. But it’s not rock-bottom—that might be a better descriptor for Wayne Pacelle’s The Bond, which sits at #173,686 on Amazon—below Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology 5th Edition and Sunday Morning Quilts: 16 Modern Scrap Projects
As we reported last week, the animal rights fringe has previously gone to extreme lengths to defend its spokesman. Despite attempts to distract from Hargrove’s scandal, it is apparent that Americans are siding with civil rights leaders such as Martin Luther King III who stated, “Mr. Hargrove has compromised his moral authority as an animal rights advocate when he shows so little respect for his fellow man.”