A photograph of Steven Spielberg posing on the set of his 1993 film Jurassic Park has gotten the director blasted on the internet for killing a dinosaur.
The director posed with one of the props from the flick when he filmed the movie, and after Jay Branscomb posted the image on his Facebook page with the caption, "Disgraceful photo of recreational hunter happily posing next to a Triceratops he just slaughtered. Please share so the world can name and shame this despicable man," those not paying attention to the details became livid and posted some nasty comments.
"Steven Spielberg has absolutely no respect for animals," said one commenter. "Posing in front of this poor dead animal like that. Barbaric."
In fact, so many people failed to see the sarcasm of the post, that it's now made national headlines.
Branscomb's image was posted just days after 19-year-old Texas native Kendall Jones shared images of herself with several of her big game kills while on safari in Africa, prompting death threats.
Check out this doozy...
"He's a disgusting inhumane p***k," said one commenter. "I'd love to see these hunters be stopped. I think zoos are the best way to keep these innocent animals safe... a*****es like this piece of s**t are going into these beautiful animals HOME and killing them.
"It's no different than someone coming into your home and murdering you."
That commenter goes on to say that people who hunt are "undeucated" and justify hunting big game (like a triceratops) as thinning out overpopulation.
"Steven Spielberg I'm disappointed in you," she sadds, "I'm not watching any of your movies again ANIMAL KILLER."
For the record, the triceratops in the photo with the director is an animatronic prop, and if you've seen the movie -- it wasn't dead!
Branscomb later posted an image of Spielberg sitting atop the shark from "Jaws" and writing a similar comment to see if he could fool people twice.