Brie Larson apologizes after posting a photo with dolphins in captivity.

Academy Award-winning actress and star of the upcoming superhero movie Captain Marvel, Brie Larson, has one of the best Instagram profiles, and is no stranger to sharing great photos with her fans. .

Over the weekend she posted this photo of herself in 2004 petting a dolphin’s belly.

The photo received thousands of comments accusing Brie of supporting animal cruelty, and suggesting she do some research into the dangers of animal captivity.

Brie then posted this photo in response, stating that she had never meant any harm and apologized to anyone who had been offended by the photo.

“I posted a photo previously that encapsulated a silly moment in my weird life,” she wrote in the Instagram photo’s caption.

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 wellbeing 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 mistreatment. 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.

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.

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