Next time you want to share a funny photo on the Internet, you may want to just go ahead and make it clear that it's a joke.
Facebook user Jay Branscomb meant to make his some 5,900 followers laugh with a picture of Steven Spielberg with a Jurassic Park "cast member" and was met with a full-on freakout.
On Jan. 1, 1992, the legendary film producer stepped on the set of the film and posed for some publicity photos with an animatronic, ailing Triceratops, one of the first dinosaurs seen in what would become one of the top-grossing movies of all time.
Branscomb posted one of the pics on his Facebook page on Sunday, July 6, saying, "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."
As you probably know, when many people see and read unusual things on the Internet, they tend to FREAK. OUT.
Branscomb's post went viral, drawing more than 6,300 comments as of Friday, July 11.
Some people spewed anger that may or may not have been genuine ("This is absolutely disgusting. I cant believe he would kill an endangered species and then photograph himself in front of it as if this creature was some meaningless trophy. This is why the world is going to hell" and "That's why they are on the endangered list"). Some offered explanations ("Photoshopped").
And others appear to have totally missed the jokes that followed the joke ('Triceratops is a dinosaur....... They are extinct....."), which led to flaming ("Some of you are so f--king stupid that its actually amazing!!! This is obviously a joke, IDIOTS!!").
But it is possible some people may have believed Spielberg is a dinosaur hunter and that he actually posed next to a dead Triceratops in the photo, which was posted not long after Texas teen Kendall Jones sparked emotions over graphic Facebook pics of herself standing beside carcasses of animals she killed during a trip to Africa.
To those sad about the demise of dinosaurs 65 million years ago, cheer up. You can watch all your favorite dinosaurs come to life again soon ... in the fourth Jurassic Park film, Jurassic World. With Chris Pratt. Chris Pratt.