The actor, who fights the 900-pound Kodiak brown bear in one episode, took to Instagram on Friday, November 1, to share a video of himself letting the animal eat food from his mouth.
‘Please educate yourself,’ one follower commented. ‘Having wildlife in cages is not cute, it’s ignorant and abusive… not cool! The poor bear…’
A second wrote:
Man, that bear should be in its natural environment. Disappointed, shouldn’t be using live animals.
In the 20-second clip, which was filmed from inside the animal’s pen, Momoa was given an Oreo cookie which he put in his mouth.
And the trainer wasn’t lying, as the bear was almost immediately face-to-face with the Aquaman star and reaching in for the cookie.
Momoa burst out laughing and wiped away the saliva that the bear had left on his face.
Sharing the clip on Instagram, the actor wrote:
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.
He finished off by addressing the bear, writing, ‘Love you tag. Aloha Baba Voss.’
Momoa recently spoke about his character, who is blind in the series, fighting Tag The Bear in the second episode.
He told The Ellen DeGeneres Show:
There’s no CGI on that one. That’s officially a 900-pound bear. It has to get to know you.
He then joked about how the headlines would read if something awful had happened, joking, ‘Jason Momoa died today. He got his face ripped off by a bear. How? He had a cookie in his mouth. I mean it doesn’t make any sense.’
See is set 100 years in the future after a deadly virus wiped out a huge chunk of humankind and blinded those who survived.
Momoa’s character Baba Voss is the father of twins who are born with sight, a sense that is considered mythical and dangerous in this post-apocalyptic world.
See launched on Apple TV+ yesterday (November 1).