Brittany Mahomes celebrated swimming with dolphins in a recent post, but has since been called out for being ignorant of the conditions in captivity.
Patrick Mahomes’ wife already got blasted by fans, but now has drawn the ire of PETA and animal advocates after posting photos with dolphins. The 27-year-old former professional women’s soccer star shared a photo of her swimming with dolphins and even kissing one of them.
Mahomes captioned the snaps on Instagram: “Ever snuggled a 400lbs dolphin?”
“We know you love companion animals,” the activist org. wrote in a lengthy note on Brittany’s page, “but we hope to see you extend your compassion to marine life too.”
In the comments on Instagram, many took Matthews Mahomes to task, with one writing: “This is so disappointing and appalling that you are so clueless to the plight of kidnapped and captive animals forced to do this s***.”
Another added: “Please educate yourself on dolphins in captivity! It is hell for these beautiful creatures.”
PETA points out in its comment that dolphins held in captivity for entertainment can develop ulcers and die prematurely, in addition to contracting illnesses that pass easily from humans to dolphins.
“These types of interactions are dangerous for them AND us.”
Mahomes had yet to address the backlash and likely will just allow it to die down and never post about animals again after the major uproar she caused.
The Mahomes family is currently on holiday in Hawaii. Mahomes is simply just trying to enjoy her holiday and clearly loves the creatures, so it is painfully clear she was not trying to offend anybody.
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