Everyone has a regrettable picture or two from their youth, or at least a picture of a regrettable haircut from their youth. I, for example, will regret forever that I have a f*cking pageboy bob in my prom photos. But because Academy Award-winning actress Brie Larson is a celebrity, apparently she has to occasionally give an apology for her Flashback Friday photos. Her most recent one happened to show her interacting with a dolphin in captivity, years before everyone's boyfriend made them watch Blackfish.
Here was the offending photo on Instagram:
A day later, Larson followed up the post with a serious selfie apology:
The caption for this reads:
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.
As far as celebrity apologies go, this one from Brie Larson seems pretty sincere. And at least she's encouraging people to talk about dolphins and animal cruelty, rather than acting defensively.
Alas, the only person to whom I can apologize for my regretabble high school haircut is ... me.