Facebook Commenters Outraged That Stephen Spielberg Would Kill a Dinosaur
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.”
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.”
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…
Apparently, some actually thought Spielberg shot the dinosaur.
Yahoo! News Trending also assumes honest intent motivated the viral outrage…
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.
But over on Facebook, the comments are a bit more self aware…
You can view Brancomb’s post yourself here.