Did Steven Spielberg kill a dinosaur that went extinct millions of years ago?

Some people on the Internet seem to believe that Steve Spielberg, director of “Jurassic Park”, killed a dinosaur that went extinct 66 million years ago.

Facebook user Jay Branscomb posted a picture on July 6 of the famous director smiling next to a robotic, but life-like, Triceratops. The picture was taken from the set of the 1993 movie where cloned dinosaurs run wild on an island.

Branscomb captioned the picture with, “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.”

Users shared the image more than 42,000 times, with almost 10,000 comments.


Some people were outraged that Spielberg killed the extinct dinosaur that lived during the late Cretaceous period.

“Shame on this man! When will humans stop killing animals?!?!”

Another user said his heart was filled with sadness and questioned why Spielberg would “kill such a majestic beast”.

One user said the killing was “unnecessary and appalling." 

Speilberg was called a “disgrace to the human race” by a user who confused the Triceratops for a “rhino."

Sarcastic commentators didn't hold back on the believers. 

“I heard he killed the last dodo," one user commented.

“I saw one in my backyard just this morning. I had no idea that there were so many.”

Another user said the "photo (was) taken by a raptosaurues."

Whether or not the followers caught on to the joke, it was still pretty entertaining how serious some advocates were about it!

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