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Spielberg 'dinosaur poaching' photo backlash


Posted on Friday, 11 July, 2014 | Comment icon 65 comments

Director Steven Spielberg. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Romain Dubois
A picture from Jurassic Park posted as a joke has ended up being blasted by animal rights activists.
Stephen Spielberg's iconic dinosaur movie 'Jurassic Park' became one of the biggest film hits of all time when it was released in 1993 and now over 20 years later the film is back in the spotlight once again, albeit for different reasons.

In a satirical take on the recent photographs released online showing 19-year-old cheerleader Kendall Jones posing with her various big game kills, Facebook user Jay Branscomb decided to post a behind-the-scenes photograph of Spielberg posing alongside a mechanical Triceratops that was used as part of a famous scene in the movie.

"Disgraceful photo of recreational hunter happily posing next to a Triceratops he just slaughtered," he wrote in jest underneath the picture on his Facebook page.

Unfortunately a staggeringly significant number of people actually believed that the picture was genuine and started to blast the director on social media for posing with his alleged kill.

"Disgusting! I bet he only kept the horns!" cried one user who seemed oblivious to the fact that the species in question died out 66 million years ago.

The Facebook post has since been shared over 30,000 times and can be viewed - here.

Source: LA Times | Comments (65)

Tags: Jurassic Park, Poaching, Steven Spielberg


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #56 Posted by Lilly on 14 July, 2014, 12:05
Sometimes being gullible/ignorant just makes one look a bit silly. But be forewarned, sometimes this can be quite harmful. From scams that will steal your money to bogus health care claims that can really hurt you, being uneducated/naive can and will take a toll on the quality of a person's life.
Comment icon #57 Posted by nohands on 14 July, 2014, 13:59
hahaha
Comment icon #58 Posted by bubblykiss on 15 July, 2014, 0:05
Well time to make a webpage attempting to get S.Spielberg to apologize for the flagrant slaughter of our ever diminishing dinosaur reserves. Right now the triceratops only exist between the hours 11p to 4am on certain channels with a decided lack of programming budget. Or even worse, in the bargain dvd bin at Walmarts. Truly, they are endangered by crass commercialism exploitation. However, we can rest assured that his kill feed hundreds of mentally impaired people a line of rage that....I can't do it....sorry, my eyes are still crossing with amazement that people would fall for it.....just wo... [More]
Comment icon #59 Posted by karmakazi on 15 July, 2014, 1:14
Jesus Christ on a bike. If anyone needs me I'll be in the angry dome.
Comment icon #60 Posted by Hida Akechi on 15 July, 2014, 3:13
Jesus Christ on a bike. If anyone needs me I'll be in the angry dome. LOL. Futurama?
Comment icon #61 Posted by karmakazi on 15 July, 2014, 3:26
LOL. Futurama? Most definitely! Love that show and the prof is always full of quotable ridiculousness.
Comment icon #62 Posted by Hida Akechi on 15 July, 2014, 3:57
Most definitely! Love that show and the prof is always full of quotable ridiculousness. It is one of my favorites of all time. Thank you for posting the reference.
Comment icon #63 Posted by karmakazi on 15 July, 2014, 4:11
It is one of my favorites of all time. Thank you for posting the reference. Anytime ^ - ^ Another favorite of mine is when he's on the phone getting bad news... "to shreds you say...how's the widow holding up?...to shreds you say..."
Comment icon #64 Posted by Silent Trinity on 15 July, 2014, 5:19
I weep for the lack of education that some people still suffer on this planet.......
Comment icon #65 Posted by Hida Akechi on 15 July, 2014, 14:56
Anytime ^ - ^ Another favorite of mine is when he's on the phone getting bad news... "to shreds you say...how's the widow holding up?...to shreds you say..." I'd post the full youtube of the Professor's best moments, but that would definitely be crashing this thread over a cliff. Not that it was a serious thread to begin with.


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