Brie Larson has had to say sorry to fans, after she posted a throwback picture of herself petting a dolphin.
Soon after sticking the snap on her Instagram page, she started getting flack from those concerned about animal rights.
“I touched a Dolphins belly while sporting a trucker hat in 2004. #noregrets#fbf,” she captioned.
However, she later edited the caption to say: “I do not support animal cruelty.”
In another post, she went on to say:
“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,” she wrote.
“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.”
Some fans were clearly in support of the future Captain Marvel star.
“You shouldn’t have to apologize for anything in the previous photo. It doesn’t insinuate anything other you’re have a good time back in 2004,” said one.
Added another: “I don’t think you had to be apologetic about having fun with an innocent dolphin. You were only 14 at that time. But I, once again, give you high praise for allowing fans around the world to discuss about things on one of your posts. That speaks volumes about how conscious, selfless and caring you are as a person and I value that.”
Larson, who scored an Oscar for her role in the movie ‘Room’ this year, has scooped the role of ‘Captain Marvel’, due out in 2019.
Image credits: Instagram/Getty