Jason Momoa accused of animal cruelty for video with 900lbs grizzly bear
Aquaman and Game of Thrones actor Jason Momoa has been accused of animal cruelty after he appeared in a video with a 900lbs grizzly bear.
While filming his new Apple TV+ series, the actor filmed a video of himself feeding a 900-pound Kodiak brown bear an Oreo from his mouth. Momoa captioned the video: "The things we do for our ART. SEE. Is out. Please watch on Apple TV+. The bear needs to know your scent. So here’s my cookie kisses big guy. Love you tag. Aloha Baba Voss. [sic]"
Watch the video of Jason Momoa with the bear:
However, a number of commenters took issue with the video, and accused Momoa of exploiting the captive animal, and even of endorsing animal cruelty.
For instance, one person commented: "Bears should not be in captivity or associated with humans, truth man. [sic]" Meanwhile, someone else wrote: "Disappointed, shouldnt be using live animals [sic]" and another person added: "Man, that bear 🐻 should be in its natural environment... 😑"
Momoa's new TV series, entitled See, takes place in a post-apocalyptic future, centuries from the present day, where most of the humans living in the hunter-gatherer societies are blind. Momoa plays one such hunter, who has to deal with the fact that babies are being born with the power of sight for the first time in years.
Commenting on the experience of portraying a blind character in a recent interview with Esquire, Momoa stated: "It’s just amazing how everything else just opens up your body. You’re so fooled by your eyes. You cut off all these other senses but just feel and smell and hear, and you can echolocate."
Watch Jason Momoa's rocking entrance dressed as Elvis Presley:
However, Momoa will always be most famous for playing Khal Drogo, and recently he was reunited with two of his ex-costars on Emilia Clarke's birthday bash.