“Basically, the Georgia Aquarium is a bad place,” Rose said. “Of all the places Dwayne could have gone to to give a fist pump to a beluga, that was the wrong place to go.”
However, Rose is hopeful that Johnson will have a change of heart, similar to what happened after the singer Pink posted a photo of herself swimming with dolphins at Sea World on Australia's Gold Coast (which is not affiliated with the American SeaWorld parks but faces similar welfare issues).
“Pink is now, as far as I’m aware, is pretty much anti-captivity because of the reaction she got when she was swimming with captive dolphins,” Rose said. “She recently supported some pro-whale, pro-dolphin initiative.”