Actress Brie Larson forced to apologise after photo of her tickling a dolphin causes outrage
Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson has been forced to apologise following a throwback photo she posted. The photo in question is of Brie stroking a dolphin's belly with the caption, "I touched a Dolphins belly while sporting a trucker hat in 2004. #noregrets #fbf."
After posting it she received backlash from animal rights activists saying it was promoting animal cruelty. Although her fans were quick to defend her she still made an edit on the post to include, "I do not support animal cruelty."
That didn't seem to be enough though and she was forced to make a full apology over the photo and released the following statement:
"Yo - it's me again. I posted a photo previously that encapsulated a silly moment in my weird life. I forgot that through social media and random interviews you do not know all the facets of me and what my concerns are.
We should be concerned about the well being of all animals. Yes, Dolphins. Along with every other creature. There are problems with animals in captivity. There are problems with animals living in the wild. It has always been a priority of mine to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves.
I apologize if the photo appeared to endorse animal cruelty. I don't believe any living thing deserves miss treatment. In the comments section feel free to discuss your thoughts, concerns, articles ANYTHING that can turn this into a moment of education for myself all who are interested.
We gotta remember that we will make mistakes but we can learn from them, together. Much love."