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Mark Hoppus Receives Compassionate Citizen Award

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Posted April 28, 2009 by Ryan Huling

If you don’t already track the every move of Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus through his Twitter account, allow me to fill you in on something awesome that one of our Blink-loving staff members spotted last week:

mark hoppus tweet

Ask and ye shall receive!

Since Mark made the compassionate choice to use a plastic prop rather than a real octopus for his photo shoot, peta2 is giving him a Compassionate Citizen Award. He’ll also receive a framed certificate and a card signed by peta2 staffers.

Octopi are intelligent, sensitive animals who have been observed communicating with each other. They’re able to grasp objects with their tentacles just like we can with our hands, and some have even been taught to unscrew jar lids in order to retrieve food inside.

Here’s to Mark for showing that “all the small things” deserve compassion and respect!

If you’re ready to stick up for animals, join the peta2 Street Team

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xo
Shan

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  • 2244 days ago

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    Hoppus is my god (L)

  • 2256 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    =] Good job, Mark Hoppus!

  • 2256 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    AWWWWWWWWWWWWWW.
    I lerrvv him.
    AWWWWWWWWWWWWWW.
    I lerrvv him.
    <3

  • 2257 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    aww…that’s sweet.

  • 2257 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    mark is my favorite mark is my favorite <3333333333

  • 2257 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Mr. Hoppus rules, we should build him a statue in his honor!

  • 2257 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    That’s so cool. I had no idea they could open jars btw. I could of realllly done with an octopus this morning as they seem not only more intelligent than me, but stronger too!
    Well done Mark! :)

  • 2257 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i love mark :)

  • 2257 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    haha, this is great. i remember getting the text on my phone and thinking, wow mark is so awesome.
    im so excited to see the octopus photoshoot & for blinks tour!!!
    ps. peta2: mark wants you to change his photo cus he thinks he looks fat. lol.
    http://www.pickrset.com/markhoppus/?p=581

  • 2257 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Yeah!! Mark you rock, and you really desrved that award because not every artist will pay 1000 bucks to save an animal’s life.
    Your my idol!!
    It will be so cool if you sent me an email about anything i would love that!
    bye
    Summer 2009
    PS Do you still like Sombrero’s?
    robertomtzosuna@hotmail.com
    Roberto Martinez Monterrey Mexico

  • 2257 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Sweet =) mark i follow every move you make since 6 years!
    i do miss your podcasts!
    but you rock

  • 2257 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    hoppus is the maaaaaaan haha :)

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