The guy who went viral singing opera at penguins has now removed his video: here's why

17 May 2016, 15:06

penguin opera singer apologises

The opera singer who caused a viral sensation when he sang opera at a flock of penguins in the Antarctic has removed the video from YouTube.

In a new video posted over the weekend, Allen explains that his original video had caused many commenters to question the cruelty of his actions towards the penguins.

Allen said: "Please don't try to copy me. Listen to the experts... Don't sing opera, the penguins don't like it... The last thing I wanted to do was to scare these poor creatures away." 

He added that any money made from his original video will be donated to an Antarctic conservation charity.

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