Hold onto your butts: Joyce Carol Oates was seemingly outraged by a photo from Jurassic Park shared via Twitter on Tuesday.
First, IGN Movie Editor, Chris Tilly tweeted a photo (below) of director Steven Spielberg with one of the movie’s dinosaurs that appeared “dead,” with Tilly snarking, “this guy thinks it’s cool to kill defenseless animals and then take a selfie.”
Then the prolific author and Pulitzer nominee railed against the image:
So barbaric that this should still be allowed… No conservation laws in effect wherever this is? https://t.co/hgavm9IBaM
— Joyce Carol Oates (@JoyceCarolOates) June 9, 2015
Followers—and Tilly— were quick to point out that the photo was from a film and not actually of a deceased animal (it’s a mechanical Triceratops, to be exact).
Oates is not the first person to perhaps think that Spielberg was just a jerk taking a tasteless photo. The image caused a stir last year when Jay Branscomb posted it to Facebook as a joke with the caption, “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 went viral – but maybe not viral enough to reach Oates’ social network.