‘Shark Week’ Kills Snuffy The Seal, Humans Overreact — Watch

Thu, June 27, 2013 11:03am EST by 119 Comments
Shark Week Snuffy The Seal
Courtesy of Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel’s new campaign for its annual chomp-fest is drawing harsh criticism. From crazy people.

With less than two months until the arrival of Discovery Channel‘s annual “Shark Week,” a seven-day celebration of all things sharp and toothy, the cable network is starting to roll out promos for the Aug. 4 premiere. Its first major commercial features the instantly lovable Snuffy the Seal, and while the video is being passed around the internet like a blunt at one of Snoop Lion‘s house parties, it’s also becoming the subject of some major — albeit misguided — controversy.

In the commercial, a fake news broadcast shows the beloved Snuffy — who was recently rescued, by the way — being lowered back into the ocean, only to be snatched up and swallowed by a hungry shark.

Strangely, animal-rights group PETA has not yet expressed its outrage over the commercial, but rest assured, HollywoodLife.com has reached out for comment.

YouTube Commenters React To ‘Disgusting’ Commercial

Naturally, Discovery Channel posted the instant viral sensation on its YouTube page — and also naturally, the crazies came crawling out of the woodwork to express their outrage.

“It’s not funny people its a dear seal!!!!” says user iamazingicarly.

“Disgusting. Even if this is not real.” adds user Eric S. Pizarro.

“I love Shark Week but this ad is in poor taste…” muses user rigbypa.

HollywoodLifers, are you at all offended by Snuffy the Seal’s viral demise? Watch the commercial below, then cast your vote: Is the “Shark Week” ad in bad taste?

WATCH: Shark Week 2013 — Snuffy the Seal

— Andy Swift

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Posted at 9:46 PM on September 28, 2014  

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Sharilyn

Posted at 8:26 PM on March 16, 2014  

Ya: I am a dog person, Cat person, Human person, Dolphin person, Killer whale person, with that having been said, I will send my killer whale after that shark! LOLOL’ I am very proud of my comments and as far as that Discovery channel, I don’t watch it anyway, I am missing nothing hehe :P

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Posted at 11:30 AM on March 16, 2014  

It is the happiest phase of my life by far when I am watching these} funny videos at this area for afterward complete daytime working I was so exhausted and instantly feeling fine.

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Anita Grace

Posted at 12:26 PM on March 16, 2014  

You’re an idiot !

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Posted at 11:30 AM on March 16, 2014  

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Sharilyn

Posted at 5:17 PM on August 9, 2013  

There was a 15 year old Girl who got killed by a Great white, while her sister watched in horror! Now isn’t that funny???
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Tullyg

Posted at 5:52 PM on August 12, 2013  

A real trajedy is never funny. However I did lmfao several times in the jaws movies, especially the 3D one. Just like Jaws this commercial is fake. If you are too sensitive to watch these types of things turn off your TV. It’s very entertaining for the rest of us. Maybe next week they could show them shark fishing with kitty cats.

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dillon sparks

Posted at 4:22 PM on August 22, 2013  

works for me

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Sharilyn

Posted at 5:15 PM on August 9, 2013  

What next Shark Reality TV Program sheesh…. I don’t like piranha’s , Sharks, Alligators, Crocodiles, snakes, spiders etc.

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Tullyg

Posted at 5:55 PM on August 12, 2013  

I bet you’re a cat person.

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dillon sparks

Posted at 4:23 PM on August 22, 2013  

sharlyn, bet they’d love to know you

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Alexandra

Posted at 7:59 PM on August 7, 2013  

Omg omg omg I laughed so freaking hard at this very funny!!!!!!

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Alexandra

Posted at 8:13 PM on August 7, 2013  

Plus ppl really don’t feel bad for the seal!!!! IT’S WHAT THE FREAKING SHARKS EAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What the heck is wrong with u guys! If we did nt have sharks the seal population would go way up more then the average which is bad!!! If u don’t like it well read this… Sharks eat what they gotta eat ok let’s say u were a shark u basically have to eat seals it’s a regular thing geez get a life ppl

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Cam

Posted at 11:29 AM on August 10, 2013  

I’d rather see it eat a person. starting with you.

 
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Anita Grace

Posted at 7:14 PM on August 8, 2013  

It’s sick humor.

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dillon sparks

Posted at 4:24 PM on August 22, 2013  

the best and funniest kind of humor

 
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Tullyg

Posted at 2:58 PM on August 6, 2013  

BREAKING NEWS!!!!! It was just learned that Snuffy was pregnant and that the extra fat and calories may give the shark heart disease. But have no fear, Bloomberg and Obama are desperately working on a bill to limit the size of seals that sharks can eat.

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Anita Grace

Posted at 7:15 PM on August 8, 2013  

Your not funny ! This is sick !

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Anita Grace

Posted at 7:17 PM on August 8, 2013  

You’re not funny ! It’s sick !

 
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Tullyg

Posted at 1:32 PM on August 11, 2013  

No, what would be funny is if a baby was called a calf instead of a pup. Then the shark could order a half-calf de-calfed supper sling and wouldn’t get in trouble with the new laws. Oh yeah, you’re funny too.

 
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Veronica Ray

Posted at 8:13 PM on September 8, 2013  

Actually, Tullyg’s comments were hilarious. By the way, you don’t put a space between punctuation. :)

 
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dillon sparks

Posted at 4:25 PM on August 22, 2013  

and also provide free abortions and morning after pills disguised as anchovies

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sara

Posted at 9:30 AM on August 6, 2013  

This is fine except for the fact that this commercial was on during the animal planet show Too Cute which in my opinion is geared toward kids, so my 5 yr old was in tears when she saw that. Just don’t put the commercials on during shows that little kids are watching.

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Anita Grace

Posted at 7:18 PM on August 8, 2013  

VERY WELL SAID ! I TOTALLY AGREE !!! :-)

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Tullyg

Posted at 6:00 PM on August 12, 2013  

My young daughter was in tears too……. From laughing.

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dillon sparks

Posted at 4:26 PM on August 22, 2013  

i think i like you both

 
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Patricia

Posted at 6:55 PM on August 4, 2013  

That’s just a part of the food chain..Grow up people,us meat eaters understand.

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Anita Grace

Posted at 12:39 AM on August 6, 2013  

It’s just really hurtful and hard to watch Sharks Eating seals, they’re so adorable !

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Tullyg

Posted at 6:44 AM on August 12, 2013  

I bet it didn’t hurt you near as much as it hurt the seal.

 
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dillon sparks

Posted at 4:27 PM on August 22, 2013  

the sharks or the seals? sharks taste good and seals skin coats are great

 
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Aimee

Posted at 12:21 PM on August 4, 2013  

Sharks eat seals. People eat cows and chickens. If you don’t like it, go eat a salad and watch something else.

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Anita Grace

Posted at 5:28 PM on August 4, 2013  

It’s an ad for “SHARK WEEK”

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Alexandra

Posted at 8:02 PM on August 7, 2013  

Yes so idk why ppl are like 😱😱😱😱it’s what they eat if they don’t like it well they have to deal with it

 
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Anita Grace

Posted at 12:41 AM on August 6, 2013  

Who are you? The TV police !!!

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Anita Grace

Posted at 7:19 PM on August 8, 2013  

Go into the ocean, play with a tiger or bull shark !!!

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Anita Grace

Posted at 11:54 PM on August 3, 2013  

I am so totally excited about shark week !!! I live in Las Vegas and there’s a casino as everyone knows, that’s called Mandalay Bay and they have ” shark reef,”. We took Our Granddaughter there ! my son’s company built part of that. And since then I have been studying sharks and they are just so fascinating and I can’t wait to watch shark week all week long !!!

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RTaylor

Posted at 9:08 PM on August 3, 2013  

Funniest thing ever even my dad laughed and its hard to make him laugh

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Anita Grace

Posted at 11:51 PM on August 3, 2013  

My husband totally went hysterically laughing and I told him he was sick in the head and then I realized it was to get you pumped up for shark week and I’m definitely going to watch it how fun !!!

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Seals are hideous

Posted at 4:04 AM on July 31, 2013  

You people are retarded. The commercial is hilarious for no other reason than to see you moronic simpleton’s freak out. I hope this year’s shark week shows nothing less than a baby seal genocide. And you can bet I’ll watch every second of it.

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Anita Grace

Posted at 11:55 PM on August 3, 2013  

You’re simply a total moron and you’re just trying to get attention :-/

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Anita Grace

Posted at 7:21 PM on August 8, 2013  

SAVE THE PRECIOUS SEALS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Tullyg

Posted at 6:05 PM on August 12, 2013  

But the baby seal furs are soooo soft!

 
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James Lee

Posted at 12:17 AM on July 28, 2013  

people who are overreacting should calm down isn’t this what happens in nature lol like a food chain people are acting as if this doesn’t happen in the nature lmaoooo

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Anita Grace

Posted at 11:57 PM on August 3, 2013  

It’s called shark week, it’s to get you pumped up to watch it, they want good ratings and I’m going to watch! It’s to get your attention and it did :-)

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Bethany Head

Posted at 9:22 PM on July 27, 2013  

thats not f***ing funny.what has this world become!!!!honest to god if you think thats funny your just a sick fag.i swear that i nearly cried when i saw that…what the hell is wrong with you people..those who laugh at that get a life!

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Avy Davis

Posted at 11:02 AM on July 28, 2013  

You go girl.

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Jessy

Posted at 4:34 PM on July 29, 2013  

Shut up you, this was damn funny

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Anita Grace

Posted at 11:59 PM on August 3, 2013  

To each his own -

 
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emmak

Posted at 4:40 PM on August 1, 2013  

You almost cried over a commercial that is so obviously fake and you want to call everybody who finds it ammusing a sick fag. Good I hope your 12 and not an adult!

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Anita Grace

Posted at 11:41 PM on August 3, 2013  

Well aren’t we narcissistic !!!!

 
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nicole

Posted at 5:47 PM on August 1, 2013  

I cried and my whole family laughed at it and me I have been crying for about an hour I know how you feel that was sick crude wrong

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Anita Grace

Posted at 11:47 PM on August 3, 2013  

You’re not alone, at first I thought it was real too and a real sick commercial, but it’s just to get you pumped up for shark week it isn’t real! They’re not allowed to really kill an animal on the air just for a commercial. I’m definitely going to watch as I am fascinated with sharks and by the way there are only about six Sharks that are a danger to humans :-)

 
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dave

Posted at 1:20 PM on August 2, 2013  

oh stop your crying wahhh wahhh its funny fluffy was tasty that shark loved it and it was a good clip if you don’t like it go hug a tree you hippy.

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Anita Grace

Posted at 11:42 PM on August 3, 2013  

Ha ha ha !!! Funny funny funny !!!

 
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Anita Grace

Posted at 11:58 PM on August 3, 2013  

I agree with you :-)

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Jaret

Posted at 12:10 PM on August 4, 2013  

You calling people fags, now that’s funny! Maybe next year discovery will feed you to the sharks :)

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Anita Grace

Posted at 5:32 PM on August 4, 2013  

It’s an ad for “SHARK WEEK” DISCOVERY CHANNEL ~

 
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Aimee

Posted at 12:27 PM on August 4, 2013  

If you’re not mature enough to handle shark week objectively, then maybe your parents should block it for you. I’m sure there are some cartoons on at the same time.

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Anita Grace

Posted at 5:31 PM on August 4, 2013  

So aren’t we cynical ~

 
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Anita Grace

Posted at 5:30 PM on August 4, 2013  

It’s an ad fro “SHARK WEEK” DISCOVERY CHANNEL !!!

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Anita Grace

Posted at 5:34 PM on August 4, 2013  

It’s an ad for “SHARK WEEK” DISCOVERY CHANNEL ~

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Tullyg

Posted at 10:02 AM on August 6, 2013  

BREAKING NEWS!!!!! It was just learned that Snuffy was pregnant and that the extra fat and calories may give the shark heart disease. But have no fear, Bloomberg and Obama are desperately working on a bill to limit the size of seals that sharks can eat.

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Veronica Ray

Posted at 8:17 PM on September 8, 2013  

Grow up. What do you expect sharks to eat? Sea weed salads?

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