Award-winning author Joyce Carol Oates tweeted her concern over a photo depicting animal cruelty...

... that was actually a photo of Steven Spielberg smiling in front of a Triceratops prop from 'Jurassic Park.'

I have to believe this was a joke, because I can't really process the possibility that Joyce Carol Oates mistook a prop Triceratops for an animal slain by a cruel human hunter. Please be a joke. This needs to be a joke.

Sources: h/t EW