So apparently, comedian Ricky Gervais is fine with cyber bullying a 13-year-old girl, but hunting is where he draws the line . . .
This is the kind of asinine mindset that antis walks around with on a daily basis, and it’s exactly what fueled thousands of hate-filled comments directed at a young girl who has a passion for hunting.
Gervais responded to a picture posted by Aryanna Goudin of her posing with a giraffe she shot while on a once-in-a-lifetime hunt with her father in South Africa. His tweet read, in horrible taste we might add, “Do you love me now daddy?” which gives implications Gourdin is some brainwashed child who only shot the animal for her father’s approval.
Here is the tweet and the photo that caused Gervais to lash out in such an unprofessional manner:
“Do you love me now daddy?” pic.twitter.com/ckuS6ZUkSQ
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) May 21, 2017
A couple of house-keeping notes:
This incident can teach all of us hunters an important lesson about how we represent ourselves after the kill. While we certainly don’t agree with Gervais’ comments or how he handled this situation, this particular celebratory pose is the exact kind of low-hanging fruit that anti-hunters such as Gervais love to feast on.
For the sake of comparing, take a look at the following photo and tell us that’s not a hunter who respects the animal she just harvested:
Also, it should be noted that before Gervais even posted his comments, Aryanna had already admitted that the photo was in poor taste, and that she learned her lesson about posting pictures that are offensive to others. This is a young girl with a very good head on her shoulders who simply loves to hunt, and she certainly doesn’t seem to care what one man with a dwindling comedy career has to say about it.
In response to the hundreds of thousands of negative comments she receives about her hunting, Aryanna simply replied, “I would never back down from hunting. I am a hunter, and no matter what people say to me, I’m never going to stop.”