HUH? Photo of Stephen Spielberg with dead dinosaur sparks outrage on web

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(KDVR) -- Stephen Spielberg: dinosaur murderer?

A self-described internet humorist Jay Branscomb posted a photo of the “Jurassic Park” director with a “dead dinosaur” — a prop from one of his films — to Facebook with the following joke:

"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."

Branscomb assumed people would understand that, for many reasons, it would be impossible for Spielberg to kill a triceratops.

But apparently, he assumed wrong. Tens of thousands of people jumped on the photo. While many seemed to be in on the joke, many also called for Spielberg to be punished for killing the animal.

They call for everything from prison time to threatening to never watch his movies again.

Click here to check out the latest comments on the fake photo.

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