In the wake of two attractive young females (the Texas cheerleader, the Belgian soccer fan) getting trashed in social media because they posed with and posted photos of themselves with their big game trophy kills, someone named Jay Branscomb posted this on his Facebook page. This would be pretty funny if so many readers hadn’t believed it was real. Yes, sad as it is, there are a lot of people dumb enough, at least in the beginning, to believe Stephen Spielberg shot and killed a triceratops (aka extinct dinosaur). And they were angry!
“Inhumane.” “Disgusting.” “Animal killer.”
“Disgusting! I bet he only kept the horns!”
One wrote, “That’s Steven Spielberg, director of Jurassic Park!” To which another replied, “I dont care who he is he should have not shot that animal.”
The photo of Spielberg with a robotic triceratops was taken on the set of Jurassic Park.
For more details, see Business Insider’s “People Are Outraged On Facebook Thinking Steven Spielberg Actually Killed A Dinosaur.”
I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.