Brie Larson Had To Apologize For Petting A Dolphin’s Belly

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Can she live?

Over the weekend, Brie Larson got churned through the gears of the outrage machine when she posted a photo to Instagram that showed the actress petting the belly of a dolphin. The photo, which was taken 12 years ago when the 26-year-old Larson was a young teenager, was captioned, "I touched a Dolphins belly while sporting a trucker hat in 2004. #noregrets #fbf." It was meant to be a lighthearted throwback to a fond memory, but instead, commenters pounced on the pic, twisting it into a demonstration of animal cruelty. As these things go, Larson was forced to offer a lengthy apology in a follow-up post:

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.

To her credit, Larson left the original post up, with a slight edit to the caption that reads: "I do not support animal cruelty." No kidding! What sane person does? And by all accounts, Larson is a sane person. Her having to state openly that she does not support animal cruelty can be seen as a dig at those people who took a playful photo and warped it into something far more sinister. There is a valid conversation to be had about dolphins and other wildlife being held in captivity—you can have said conversation here—but in this case, the comments section of Larson's Instagram post is probably not the place to have it. 

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He announced the news today

On Monday, Bernie Sanders announced that he is running for president again, after he lost the primary in 2016 to Hillary Clinton. And although he was very popular during the 2016 election, his announcement is drawing mixed reactions online.

Many of his previous supporters, including celebrities like Mark Ruffalo, were excited about him joining the 2020 race, voicing their support of his announcement.

But others seem to want him to disappear, even pretending not to know who he is. And these reactions have turned out, in some cases, to be hilarious.

The lack of excitement for his announcement may be because of the recent allegations of sexual assault which apparently occurred within his 2016 campaign, and which he claims he didn't know about. It could also be due to his base, who supported him even after he lost the primary to the detriment of Clinton's campaign.

Some are also calling out the fact that Clinton has been effectively shunned following her loss, while Sanders seems to be being welcomed back with open arms.



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The pieces will take your athleisure look to the next level

American Apparel just dropped its first activewear line since the brand's relaunch last year, and I can already tell that these looks are going to make up my entire summer wardrobe.

The new line, called FORWARD, offers a variety of styles in lightweight fabrics like flyweight satin, which is an imitation of boxing gear; lame tricot; and cotton Spandex. All of the fabrics feature a four-way stretch, making the clothes "suitable for training but also designed for life outside the gym."

With the collection, American Apparel also launched an inclusive campaign called How We Play, which shows a diverse range of models, including blind Paralympic runner David Brown and curvy yoga instructor Luisa Fonseca.

The collection's styles offer a wide range of looks which will fit with just about any aesthetic, whether you're going hard at the gym or looking for a casual off-day outfit. Personally, I'm excited about the iridescent looks and the rainbow patterned bra and bottoms, which I will definitely be rocking at Pride this year.

The entire line is also super-affordable, capping out at $48, with most products priced in the $20-to-$30 range. You can shop FORWARD collection online, now.