Anne Menden, the RTL soap star from the show "Good Times, Bad Times (GZSZ) is causing much discussion on social media with her decision to join the environmental organization Sea Shepherd in the Faroe Islands in their fight to stop the hunt for pilot whales.
Entertainment fans on social media are expressing mixed feelings about her decision as some people are applauding her desire to be involved in this environmental fight while others are questioning her involvement with ex-Greenpeace member Paul Watson, a reviled environmentalist whose Sea Shepherd ships have reportedly rammed whaling ships to prevent their hunting of marine mammals in the past.
Part of the concern that some entertainment observers have with her involvement with the Sea Shepherd environmental organization is that her alliance with such a violent form of protest could result in a backlash from fans or even sponsors of future shows resulting in her being passed over for future roles on even having her current role on GZSZ diminished.
Sometimes actors forget that their actions off the screen can have a huge impact on their projects, current and future and the response while not immediate usually will be felt.
Her joining the Sea Shepherds environmental protest in the Faroe Islands has ensured that she will be in the media spotlight during her beak from GZSZ but her association with Paul Watson could be problematic for her acting future as well.
Anne Menden, an actress whose environmental beliefs and associations are likely causing her agents much concern and grey hair as they contemplate whether her actions will have short-term or long-time consequences to her career.