Facebook Commenters Outraged That Stephen Spielberg Would Kill a Dinosaur

Reports of anywhere from "a number" to "a whole bunch" of people may or may not have actually believed that a production still from Jurassic Park was a photograph of a Jurassic poaching expedition.
By Chris Menning
  • In brief
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    Source: www.facebook.com

  • Internet humorist Jay Branscomb posted this photo on Facebook earlier this week 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.”

    Source: www.facebook.com

  • CBS News points out Brancomb’s intent of topical satire…

    After the recent controversy over Kendall Jones, the 19-year-old Texas cheerleader posing with exotic kills, Jay Branscomb, a Facebook pundit posted an image of Steven Spielberg posing with a dead looking realistic triceratops prop from the 1993 blockbuster “Jurassic Park.”

    Source: detroit.cbslocal.com

  • As of the time of posting, the photo has been shared over 38,000 times and has accrued nearly 8000 comments, most of which echo the sentiment of the original caption — that of incensed outrage. But should they be taken at face value?

  • The Examiner assumes people mean exactly what they say…

    Facebook users livid over photo of Steven Spielberg with fake dead dinosaur.

    Apparently, some actually thought Spielberg shot the dinosaur.

    Source: www.examiner.com

  • Yahoo! News Trending also assumes honest intent motivated the viral outrage…

    Some Internet Users Thought Steven Spielberg Had Killed a Dinosaur

    Turns out lots of non-“Jurassic Park” fans on Facebook didn’t realize that Jay Branscomb was joking when he posted a “disgraceful” photo of a “despicable man” — namely director Steven Spielberg — posing with a poached triceratops.

    Source: news.yahoo.com

  • But over on Facebook, the comments are a bit more self aware…

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  • You can view Brancomb’s post yourself here.