Sometimes, the Internet isn't nearly as smart as everyone hopes humanity would end up being. While it's true that a lot of stuff on the Internt is fabricated; it's often thought that people would be smart enough to realize. That didn't seem to be the case as a lot of people thought Steven Spielberg killed a real dinosaur, per Yahoo News on July 11, 2014.
The mastermind behind the "Jurassic Park" franchise took a lot of pictures when on the set with the giant animals, but that was years ago. He could be taking more now as "Jurassic World" is being filmed, but an old one has resurfaced.
Internet comedian Jay Branscomb posted a picture on Facebook of Steven Spielberg sitting in front of a triceratops. It was a picture the director took with one of the creatures from the first film.
Branscomb captioned it:
"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.”
It was simply meant to bring some laughs and humor to the world, but it appears as if a lot of people simply didn't get the joke. No, seriously, they didn't get it.
People really thought that Steven Spielberg, a person currently living, killed a dinosaur and posed with it.
The picture has since been shared some 30,000+ times and has over 10,000 comments. Some of the comments are of people joking along, but others don't appear to get the joke or read the comments.
A few of the comments that have taken this a bit more seriously state:
"Disgraceful. No wonder dinosaurs became extinct. Sickos like this kill every last one of them as soon as they are discovered. He should be in prison."
Sure, there are some people being obviously sarcastic in their "derogatory" comments, but they're obvious. Those such as this next comment, are sadly not kidding.
"Steven Spielberg. I'm disappointed in you. I'm not watching any of your movies again ANIMAL KILLER."
Once things began to really get out of hand, Branscomb had to step in and kind of come to the defense of Steven Spielberg. He posted another picture of the director sitting on top of the animatronic shark from "Jaws."
"Folks, we need your help identifying the vicious shark-killer shown posing with his illegal prey. 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.”
Yet another joke, and one that is more obvious. Although, it is hard to imagine anyone could think a picture of a man with a fake dinosaur isn't obvious enough in itself.