This photo of director Steven Spielberg has been causing controversy ever since Jay Branscomb posted it on Facebook with 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 photo prank plays off the recent outrage incited by photos of Kendall Jones, the cheerleader/hunting enthusiast, posing with dead rhinos, lions, and leopards she posted on Facebook. The joke took on a whole other life, however, once people started thinking Spielberg really did shoot a Triceratops for sport.
To reiterate: People thought the present day Steven Spielberg killed a dinosaur. To clarify: the picture was actually taken in 1993 on the set of Jurassic Park. The Triceratops is, of course, not real. Here are some of our favorites comments:
They Thought Steven Spielberg Killed a Dinosaur:
“Steven Spielberg, I’m disappointed in you. I’m not watching any of your movies again ANIMAL KILLER.”
“Disgusting! I bet he only kept the horns!”
“Disgraceful. No wonder dinosaurs became extinct.”
“He should be in prison.”
Many of the commenters claiming to be outraged that Steven Spielberg killed a dinosaur are clearly joking, but it does seem like many people were truly fooled by the picture. But who knows; maybe the biggest fools are the people who think other people are stupid enough to believe dinosaurs still walk the Earth.
It does make you wonder what other secrets the director may be hiding though. What other terrible crimes against nature could he have commited? Did he capture an alien and force it to act in E.T.? Did the shark from Jaws really get killed? Did he go back in time to start World War II so he could make the Indiana Jones trilogy!? Until Spielberg makes an official statement to come clean about all of these very serious allegations, The Foundist can only assume our wild accusations are true.