Joyce Carol Oates is Angry at Steven Spielberg for Killing a Triceratops

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Remember when Ricky Gervais slammed that hunter for smiling in front of her prey?

Or when Kendall Jones got in trouble for happily killing lions in Africa?

The following story is sort of like that, except for the lack of any animals that were actually killed...

Steven Spielberg and a Triceratops

With the release of Jurassic World set for this weekend, a Twitter user recently uploaded a photo of Steven Spielberg posing in front of a triceratops on the set of Jurassic Park.

He included along with it the tongue-in-cheek message:

"This guy thinks it's cool to kill defenceless animals then take a selfie. Jerk."

Author Joyce Carol Oates - clearly responding without taking a close look at the image - retweeted the picture and used it as a means to decry hunting.

"So barbaric that this should still be allowed... No conservation laws in effect wherever this is?" Oates wrote.

Was the 77-year old novelist actually trying to make a point? Or a joke?

Oates told Newsweek that she her message was meant in jest, explaining: "Many of my tweets are meant to be funny; but I guess that is not always a good idea."

It definitely is. You just need to be sure you are bringing the funny.

Amazingly, this is not the first time folks have gotten mad at Spilberg for simply sitting in front of a fake, extinct dinosaur.

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