By Mary Mrad For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 10:41 BST, 3 September 2019 | Updated: 10:43 BST, 3 September 2019
Former MasterChef Australia judge George Calombaris, 40, has been slammed after posting a picture of himself kissing a dolphin.
Taking to Instagram on Monday, the celebrity chef shared a throwback snap of himself swimming with the animal at Sea World in Queensland, captioning the post: 'Flashback to 2013 for a Monday morning smile.'
But fans weren't impressed by his behaviour, claiming the post is 'so so so sad' and that 'dolphins suffer in captivity.'
'I hope you never do this again!': Former MasterChef Australia judge George Calombaris (pictured) has been slammed for posting a picture of himself kissing a dolphin to Instagram on Monday
'I hope you never do this again. Please read about how dolphins are captured and how they suffer in captivity,' one person wrote.
Another said: 'Please #freedolphins, dolphins should be in the oceans no in pools.'
'I really wish celebrities wouldn’t support keeping wild animals in captivity. I love you as a chef and & tv personality but for this you should know better,' one person said.