Today in ‘There are a lot of stupid people on the internet’, we have Steven Spielberg posing next to a Triceratops from the movie ‘Jurassic Park’ posted by Jay Branscomb. Posted in light of the controversy this week dealing with young women hunting wild and endangered animals and taking trophy photos and posting them on Facebook. What was meant to be in jest, has turned into yet MORE controversy, all because people are stupid.
I mean, look at the photo. It’s SO OLD. Use your eyes, people.
Branscomb cleverly parodied the scandal by posting the Spielberg snapshot from 1993, and adding the following 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.”
The picture quickly went viral, racking up more than 32,700 shares and 10,000 likes. The best part, though — or worst, depending on your point of view — is the comments section of the post, where nearly 6,000 people have weighed in on the picture.
Others wrote things like, “He’s a disgusting inhumane prick…a–holes 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’s what’s so selfish about ppl that hunt they’re uneducated and their way of thinking is welllll these animals are overpopulating and are going to die anyway.”
Some appeared to not understand that most of the “outraged” people were joking. They slammed their fellow commenters as “ignorant” and “stupid” — but Branscomb suggested they might be the ones who need a reality check. “Stupid people are too stupid to realize when less-stupid people are pretending to be stupid,” he wrote in a follow-up post on Friday, July 11.
SO basically, everyone who saw this photo and became enraged, I have a bridge to sell you.