Jason Momoa Accused of Animal Cruelty for Video with 900-Pound Grizzly Bear

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When you think of Jason Momoa, you probably think of him as a semi-untouchable, rich and famous Hollywood actor. But, as he shared on the internet this week, this wasn’t always the case. In fact, before his breakthrough role as Khal Drogo on HBO classic, Game of Thrones, the actor had worked for many years in relative obscurity.

Now he’s a verified superstar – with an icon for a wife and an enviable career. It’s no wonder why he can’t help but make an impact wherever he goes. A few nights ago there was another prime example of that on SNL when he decided to make a surprise appearance that almost brought the entire house down. I’m telling you, people adore him!

However now, the crowd would appear to be turning on Momoa, as he has just been accused of animal cruelty following a stunt on his TV show. Scroll down to learn more.

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Born in 1979, in Honolulu, Hawaii, the six-foot-four actor has only recently become a household name.

And many don’t know that, before he started as an actor, Momoa actually studied both marine biology and wildlife biology – proving that he’s more than just a pretty face.

One of his first bigger roles was on Stargate: Atlantis.

The sci-fi military hybrid was actually fairly successful. Momoa starred as Ronon Dex, to much critical acclaim.

In 2011, Momoa was cast in the first series of a relatively small fantasy show called Game of Thrones. 

Game of Thrones became far more successful than anyone could have ever imagined. And Momoa’s character, Khal Drogo, quickly became a fan favorite.

As the leading warrior in the savage Dothraki tribe, Momoa was, unsurprisingly, pretty violent. In one particularly memorable scene, Drogo brutally murdered Viserys Targaryen by pouring molten gold onto his head.

In the early episodes of the show’s first season, Drogo was married to Daenerys Targaryen in an arranged ceremony.

The two, seemingly opposite characters, developed real feelings for each other and their relationship became one of the cutest and most genuine love stories in the show.

He was injured during a battle and that injury became infected. To save his life, Daenerys was forced to sacrifice her unborn son to a witch. But the Drogo that came back was alive in name only. He was without any consciousness and Daenerys was forced to euthanize him.  

In spite of his early departure, Momoa is still a fan-fave in the Game of Thrones canon.

And since the show, his career has really taken off. He first appeared as DC superhero, Aquaman, in 2016’s Batman v Superman – and Aquaman was so beloved that he went on to star in his own solo movie in 2018.

Aquaman was also a part of 2017’s Justice League.

The character was so well-liked that in 2018, the DC Universe decided that it was time for a solo film. Aquaman was a massive success.

Many were surprised that the film did this well, because, in the comics, Aquaman is often considered to be a bit of a joke. People were also thrilled to see a superhero played by a person of color.

Since the success of Aquaman, Momoa has gone from strength to strength.

He had a starring role in the 2018 Canadian action movie, Braven, to commercial and critical success.

One of the most famous is the CBC series, Frontier, which first aired in 2016. It tells the story of the North American fur trade in the eighteenth century and has recently come to Netflix.

He’s also dipped his toe into the world of film-making. Earlier this year, he created a short film in collaboration with clothing brand, Carhartt, called Canvas Of My Life. The movie tells the story of Momoa’s experience of fatherhood.

The much-loved character has now become a firm fave in the DC Universe, meaning there’s plenty of chance for future collaborations in other superhero movies.

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In 2005, Momoa met actress, Lisa Bonet, and the pair began a relationship. Although there were reports that the two had married in 2007, they actually didn’t end up tying the knot until 2017.

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They share a daughter, Lola Iolani Momoa, born in 2007, and a son, Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa, born in 2008. Momoa is also stepfather to singer and actress, Zoe Kravitz.

It was recently announced that Momoa is set to star in the movie adaptation of classic sci-fi novel, Dune. The film will be directed by Denis Villeneuve, and will likely be released in 2020.

You could be confused into thinking there is nothing on earth better than being Jason Momoa. However for possibly the first time in his career, Jason Momoa has been called out.

Momoa has been accused of animal cruelty after he fed a 900-pound grizzly bear an Oreo cookie while filming for his new Apple TV+ series.

Momoa, who apparently fights the 900-pound Kodiak brown bear in one episode, shared a video of himself to Instagram letting the bear eat an Oreo cookie from his mouth. However, for this, he has been accused of animal cruelty with many demanding the bear be released to its natural habitat.

He 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.
But his followers weren’t feeling the love with one writing:
Man, that bear should be in its natural environment. Disappointed, shouldn’t be using live animals.

Another wrote:
Please educate yourself. Having wildlife in cages is not cute, it’s ignorant and abusive… not cool! The poor bear…