Did singer Shakira get attacked by a sea lion because of her BlackBerry?

Shakira BlackBerry
By Michelle Haag on 12 Feb 2012 09:17 pm EST
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While using her BlackBerry to get some close up pictures of sea lions swimming near her this afternoon, singer Shakira learned a valuable life lesson: don't get too close to sea lions while holding shiny objects. The singer was shocked when one of the animals jumped out of the water, landing only a foot away from her.

In a Facebook post titled Special Report: Attacked by a Sea Lion, Shakira explained:
Everyone there screamed, including me. I was paralyzed by fear and couldn't move, I just kept eye contact with it while my brother "Super Tony" jumped over me and literally saved my life, taking me away from the beast. We both got our hands and legs scratched by the rocks while trying to protect ourselves. I believe what happened is that it confused the shiny reflection of the BlackBerry I was taking these pics with, with some sort of fish. It probably thought I was teasing it with food and then taking it away from it.

So there you go everyone. Make sure that if you're photographing animals with your BlackBerry, you take precautions such as not letting sunlight reflect in a manner they may mistake as food or a threat. I'm going to go one step further and suggest that if you're going to have your BlackBerry that close to water and sea life, you should go ahead and pick up a waterproof case from ShopCrackBerry.

Thanks to @WJDDesigns and @don_poky for sending this in!

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30 comments

mssca

I know who she is... lol.

loth

fifa 2010 soundtrack, wakawaka?

drmike

Can't tell who sounds worse...

Actually they both sound like a seal...

Shakira is another word for Goat Girl. Sounds like a goat when she sings.

JackKennedy

even the sealion does not forgive RIM

JWWDUKE

My elite group of specially trained celebrity killing sea lions strikes......who's next?

BBPandy

haha I bet the Sea Lion new it was a BlackBerry & not a Fish. The Sea Lion just wanted a BB so he/she could BBM with their mates in other parts of the Pacific.....See iPhones don't work becuase their flippers cover the radio antennas (you see all Sea Lions are Left Handed :P)

youknwwho

I see what you did there ;)

BBPandy

who me? what did I do? lol

VanCity778

Maybe that Sea Lion is a CNET reporter.

BlueNoserBESguy

20 bucks says the media will spin this against RIM and expect to be taken seriously.

auditman

That's why you need to use real camera with long lens. He he he. Glad she's ok.

oldtimeBBaddict

Yeah, if she were using the 9900, it would've been blurry LOL

tman1988

Always posting hate towards RIM. Shame on you CrackBerry.

Michelle Haag

Not sure how you can interpret this story as hate towards RIM... sheesh

tman1988

You have a broken sarcasm detector my friend.

2wheeltim

In danger? From a sea lion? Seriously... Is she that disconnected from reality? Can she run faster than 2 km/hr? This whole thing is celebrity stupid!

eve6er69

is she really rocking an old 83xx?

Wolf35Nine

Shakira, I'm sorry a sea lion attacked you. Would you like to buy a waterproof case from shopcrackberry?

AlenO

UNRELATED: you should call "crackberry reminder" (what you may have missed this week posts "CRACKBERRY RIM-MEINDERS" I think its more on brand :) you're welcome

Halifax Guy

It's difficult to consider what happened as an "attack". Why couldn't she walk away on her own?

Ricardo_N

Maybe she should have clubbed it to death. The blackberry; of couse!

Bilaal

I've seen people complain about pointless posts, but THIS is pointless.

anthogag

an iSealion trained to go mental when it sees a BB

olblueyez

Anyone care to guess what "FLASH SETTING" her huge melons/brain decided to use?

AUTO MAYBE,,??????????????????????

"Hey, I know, I will take a picture of the Sealion with my friggin Blackberry!"