“Jackass” star Steve-O received a jail sentence for a stunt he pulled in August as a protest against SeaWorld, and he responded publicly to let people know he’s OK with the sentence.
E! Online reports that the reality star, whose real name is Stephen Glover, was sentenced to 30 days in L.A. County Jail. He then posted an Instagram message in which he said, in part: “Considering I’ve become a clean and sober, dog-rescuing vegan, I must say I’m ready to go to jail — not just because it will bring so much attention to the plight of orcas in captivity, but because it’s nice to let people know I haven’t lost my edge. What can I say, I’m a jackass.”
Steve-O’s post also revealed that he has launched a campaign to raise money for at-risk inner-city youth in Los Angeles, with a promotion linked to his upcoming Showtime comedy special, “Steve-O: Guilty as Charged.”
In his post, he added: “My whole crane-climbing, fireworks debacle really turned out to be pretty meaningful in the end, too. I mean, if your goal is to make a statement about captivity, you may as well get yourself locked up!”