Steven Spielberg Condemned for Killing Dinosaur After 'Jurassic Park' Prank Goes Viral


A set photo from the 1993 film earned the ire of Facebook users who seemed to believe it was real.

Facebook users are condemning Steven Spielberg for hunting an innocent triceratops.

Meme creator Jay Branscomb posted a photo to Facebook of Spielberg on the set of Jurassic Park along with a message of mock anger.

"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," he wrote.

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The photo went viral, with a number of comments condemning Spielberg for hunting the dinosaur. Of course, it's difficult to tell if people really were fooled into thinking it was real or were just jumping in on the fun.

"Like, OMG how could you kill an innocent (c)reature like that???!!! What did it ever to do you???!! Like, what is wrong with you???!!" read one message.

Another added: "What a sad, disgusting scene."

This commenter clearly got the joke: "Spielberg also helped T-Rex to eat some actors, just to avoid (paying) their salaries. Such a monster."

Another user suggested people donate bitcoins to his account to save dinosaurs from "these evil, disgraceful hunters."

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The third type of comment condemned those who apparently believed the prank, with one writing, "This post shows perfectly why the Americans must review their education system seriously."

Branscomb later upped the ante with a picture of Spielberg from the Jaws era.

"Folks, we need your help identifying the vicious shark-killer shown posing with his illegal prey," he wrote. "Sharks are essential to the ecosystem, and their waters are protected off the coast of California. If you have any knowledge of this fiend's identity or whereabouts, please contact authorities immediately."

Do you think people actually fell for the prank? Let us know in the comments.